Los Angeles Tackles Freeway Congestionby Kneeland A. Godfrey, Jr., Editor;
Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1975, Vol. 45, Issue 9, Pg. 96-100
Document Type: Feature article
In some 50 miles of Los Angeles freeway, the California Division of Highways is taking a systematic approach to eliminating traffic congestion. The actions include: changeable message signs to help motorists avoid delay locations, on-ramp traffic signals to keep the freeway from getting so full that traffic slows, early detection and rapid removal of unusual incidents, and service for stranded motorists. Electronic detection plus roving tow trucks reduced the average accident-removal time from 42 to 21 minutes. Among benefits: reduction of vehicle delays by 260,000 vehicle-hours per year, yielding a $1,000,000 saving.
Subject Headings: Traffic congestion | Highways and roads | Traffic delay | Traffic signals | Vehicles | Traffic accidents | Ramps (road) | Traffic signs | North America | California | United States | Los Angeles
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