April 23, 2019 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT
Summary:Part-Time Shoulder Use is a strategy that is increasingly being considered to provide additional roadway capacity when it is needed and preserving the benefits of a full-width shoulder for most hours of the day. This webinar will provide an overview of part-time shoulder use and the range of implementations to date. The webinar will also feature new FHWA research on practices for determining when to open and close a shoulder to traffic, particularly on dynamic facilities where the hours of operation vary in response to traffic conditions. Two agencies will present on recent dynamic part-time shoulder use installations as well.
- Understand the range of part-time shoulder use existing today
- Identify key factors and considerations to planning, designing, and operating part time shoulder use
- Understand the benefits of dynamic part-time shoulder use (variable hours of operation)
- Understand the decision-making process and considerations related to opening and closing the shoulder
- Learn about recent successes in the US
Moderator: David Hale, Leidos
- Greg Jones, FHWA
- Pete Jenior, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
- Stephanie Palmer, Michigan DOT
- Stephen Harelson, Colorado DOT
State DOTs, toll agencies, and MPO planners, designers, and transportation management center (TMC) managers and operators.
Organizational Capability Element:
- Active Traffic Management/Travel Demand Management/Pricing
- Freeway Operations
Operations Area of Practice:
- Active Traffic Management (ATM)
- Freeway Management