SR 520 Eastbound Morning Ramp Metering Three Month Study

WSDOT

Overview

This document is a report on the operation of ramp meters at two locations joining eastbound SR 520. These meters were recently activated to be in use during the morning commute to alleviate congestion and increase the safety of travelers. The results between the two locations and multiple times varied. All results are included in the report.


Operations Area of Practice

  • Access Management
  • Corridor and Arterial Traffic Management
  • Ramp Metering
  • Detection Systems
  • Integrated ITS Deployment
  • Real Time Traveler Information
  • Standards and Specifications
  • Data Acquisition, Support and Hosting
  • Decision Criteria for ITS Device Type and Location
  • Planning for Operations
  • Travel Demand Forecasting

Organizational Capability Element

  • Performance Management
  • Evaluation of Operations Strategies
  • Arterial Traffic Control Device Operations
  • Freeway Operations
  • Project Systems Engineering
  • Standards and Interoperability
  • System Architecture / Engineering
  • Testing, Verification & Validation (V&V)
  • Traveler Information

Content Type

  • Case Studies & Lessons Learned

Role in Organization

  • Director / Program Manager
  • Engineer
  • Manager / First Line Supervisor
  • Senior Engineer
  • Senior Manager
  • Transportation Planner

Publishing Organization

  • State DOTs

Document Downloads

Project Website

Ramp Meters - Studies & Publications

Author
Paul Neel, Jason Gibbens
Issue Date
January 8th, 2001
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