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Title: Arterial Congestion Bottlenecks - Pilot Study
Contact: Michael D. Fontaine
Associate Director for Safety, Operations, and Traffic Engineering
Project No.: 114686
Target Date: 09/30/2020

Performance-based and data-driven approaches are increasingly deployed in various VDOT programs to support decision making and investment optimization. The VTRC research project “Improving the Identification and Characterization of Arterial Congestion Bottlenecks” developed a new data-driven approach to analyze arterial bottlenecks. This study will implement the recommendations developed in the research project, including applying the developed methodology to select intersections, exploring the use of this methodology for before-after study, and documenting the findings. This study will also explore relevant topics identified in the research project as future research needs.


     Mo Zhao
     Ramkumar Venkatanarayana