Advanced Highway Control on the Central Artery

by O. Ray Pardo, Betchel/Parsons Brinckerhoff, Boston, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pacific Rim TransTech Conference: Volume I: Advanced Technologies

Abstract: The Boston Central Artery/Tunnel project involves highways 190 and 193, in downtown Boston, placing underground 7 miles of four to eight lane tunnels. The project, with 37 lane-miles underground, will be one of the busiest, most extensive and complex systems of underground highway anywhere in the world. This paper describes the integrated control system and the operation of new technology. Finally, it explores issues that may develop when new IVHS technologies complement a large-scale predominantly underground urban highway.

Subject Headings: Intelligent transportation systems | Highway and road management | Control systems | Project management | Highways and roads | Tunnels | Integrated systems | Underground structures | Boston | North America | Massachusetts | United States

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