Authors: Zichuan Li, Gang-Len Chang, Suhasini Natarajan
Conference: the 11th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation System, October 2008 in Beijing, China
This study presents a mixed integer model for an integrated control between off-ramp and arterial traffic flows. The proposed study intends to minimize the queue spillback from off-ramp to the freeway mainline that may significantly degrade the performance quality of the entire freeway system. In this study, the Cell Transmission Model (1, 2) is employed to capture the traffic propagation on both freeway an surface streets, and to capture the interactions between those two types of flows within the target control boundaries. An efficient solution method based on Genetic Algorithm is provided along with a numeric case study to demonstrate the benefit of this proposed model.