Authors: Yue, Liu and Gang-Len Chang
Journal: Transportation Research Part C， 2010
This paper presents an arterial signal optimization model that features its effectiveness on: (1) explicitly modeling physical queue evolution on arterial links by lane-group to account for shared-lane traffic interactions; and (2) capturing the dynamic interactions of spillback queues among lane groups and between neighboring intersections due to high demand, geometric constraints, or signal settings. Depending on the detected traffic patterns, one can select the control objective to be either minimizing the total travel time or maximizing the total throughput over the target area. The solution procedures developed with the Genetic Algorithm (GA) have been tested with an example arterial of four intersections under different demand scenarios. Extensive experimental analyses in comparison with results from TRANSYT-7F (version 8) reveal that the proposed model and solution method are quite promising for use in design of arterial signals, especially under congested, high demand traffic conditions.