Integrated Corridor Management (ICM)
Closures on freeways and interstates within the Phoenix metropolitan area causes vehicles to divert off the freeways and onto the arterial street networks. Effectively managing the effects of a freeway closure puts a tremendous responsibility on arterial management agencies to handle the increased volume of traffic being dispersed to the arterial network. Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) strategies can help to better leverage traffic management systems and tools, as well as enhance coordination among partners, to improve freeway/arterial coordination during freeway closures.
The Loop101 ICM pilot effort provides an opportunity to demonstrate measureable results from ICM strategies implemented to facilitate coordinated freeway-arterial operations and response to freeway incidents along Loop 101. Through L101 ICM, transportation management and incident response agencies have developed plans to improve communication, coordination, notifications and have established traffic incident management strategies for the Pima Section of L101 in Scottsdale with various degrees of arterial ITS infrastructure or systems.
Bell Road Adaptive Signal Control Technology (ASCT)
The vision of the ASCT system is to provide an advanced traffic control system that automatically responds to changing traffic conditions, and reduces delays and corridor travel times, while managing queues and improving along Bell Road. .
AZTech Arterial Smarter Work Zones Concept
As part of AZTech and the Federal Highway Administration's Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative, the Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) developed a concept for deployment for Smarter Work Zone (SWZ) technology at work zone sites. The purpose of this project is to support the design of a SWZ system that will be implemented during the construction of MCDOT's MC-85 project from 107th Avenue to 75th Avenue. While the concept will be piloted during the MC-85 project, it is intended that this concept would be adaptable to all MCDOT and AZTech partner work zones.
Through the project, a process was established to provide traceability between the equipment and the systems deployed to track the results that are attributable to the SWZ. A matrix was also developed to assist in selecting the appropriate SWZ components for different work zone needs.
Nationally, there are a limited number of examples of arterial SWZ applications. AZTech is leading the way in SWZ innovation for arterials.
Next steps include initiating the design of SWZ technology for the MC-85 Construction Project.
AZTech SMART Corridors
A Systematically Managed ARTerial or SMART corridor is one where surface streets, are used at their maximum efficiency during normal periods of congestion and when an accident has occurred. The key component is intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technology, which is used to optimize corridor operation by balancing traffic flows between facilities.
ADOT Freeway Management System
Taking advantage of infrastructural devices for monitoring, management, and operation of our freeways in an intelligent way. All of our FMS devices in the field are connected to our Traffic Operation Center.