Title

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT DURING RECONSTRUCTION OF I-91 IN CONNECTICUT

Authors

R Jain

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1987

Subject Area

operations - traffic, ridership - commuting, organisation - management, mode - rail, mode - carpool

Keywords

Vehicular traffic control, Vanpools, Traffic management (Traffic control), Trade off analysis, Street traffic control, Ridesharing, Reconstruction, Rebuilding, Railroad transportation, Rail transportation, Improvements, Highways, Highway traffic control, Flexible hours, Flex time, Comparison studies, Commuting, Case studies, Carpools, Alternatives analysis

Abstract

This case study of the I-91 reconstruction in Connecticut, examines the characteristics of reconstruction planning and the phenomenon of traveler responses to major reconstruction disruption. Alternate traffic management strategies during reconstruction are reviewed and actions to minimize disruption during the I-91 reconstruction are noted. Bus services and rail services as transportation alternatives are analyzed. In Connecticut, the recommended strategies will include added capacity to park-and-ride lots, additional commuter buses and possible rail service, traffic engineering improvements along alternative routes, an increased emphasis on ridesharing and flex-hours, a comprehensive and wide-reaching public information campaign, and careful traffic management on the reconstruction site itself. The most important travel alternative is use of an alternative route. The most comprehensive masstransit option would be commuter express bus service in conjunction with carpools and vanpools.