Dynamic Lane Merge System
Efficiently manage traffic approaching a lane closure when the demand exceeds the capacity by incorporating a Dynamic Lane Merge System. Positioned in advance of the taper, this system calms traffic and prevents collisions within highway work zones.
Depending on the type of sensor used, Street Smart can determine the following information from vehicles: speeds, volume, classification, gap, occupancy, headway, etc. This information creates advanced warning messages upstream, alerting the traffic of conditions ahead.
The changeable message sign provides real-time direction on lane usage and merging.
Deployment Criteria Considerations
These systems should be considered for deployment as part of a project’s temporary traffic-control plan when any of the following conditions are anticipated:
MnDOT – Zipper Merge Traffic Camera Instructional
Minnesota DOT caught a great example of the Dynamic Lane Merge’s effectiveness.
Drivers frequently start to merge in construction zones as soon as they see warning signs. This driving behavior, called “early merge,” can lead to dangerous lane switching, inconsistent driving speeds that cause crashes, long back-ups that block interchanges, and road rage.
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