The proposed system will reduce wear and tear on major corridors in the Dubuque metro area by distributing traffic more evenly throughout the metro area. It is also expected that the system will reduce congestion, shorten travel times, and improve safety in the metro area. By rerouting traffic on the roads with extra capacities dynamically, it is expected that the proposed system will reduce/eliminate some of the traffic bottlenecks.
As an auxiliary outcome of the system operations, the City staff will use the proposed system to identify future projects that will improve safety and reduce congestion in the metro area. Finally, the system will help to measure the effectiveness of safety and congestion projects. This project is one of a kind and will become a replicable model for small urban areas such as Dubuque with populations under 100,000.
STREETS Systems Engineering Final Report
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