The objective of this project was to evaluate and document the various incident management techniques used by the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) to alleviate the impact of incidents on highways in Fayette County. Components included in the evaluation included: 1) establishment and use of traffic diversion routes, 2) use of variable message signs, 3) use of detour signing, 4) use of arrow board signs, 5) improvement of existing incident detection and verification through enhanced computerized mapping, 6) use of linked motion detection equipment, and 7) development of a public information program. The methods used to incorporate each of these components into an incident management program were described.
The analysis of traffic diversion plans showed that congestion would be an extreme problem with many of the diversion routes; especially during peak hours. It was recommended that existing diversion routes be used only during off peak hours and alternate routes be developed for peak traffic flow periods.
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Agent, Kenneth R.; Pigman, Jerry G.; Stamatiadis, Nikiforos; and Culton, Eugene, "Evaluation of Incident Management Techniques (Lexington, Kentucky)" (1996). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 378.