DOI: 10.3390/su151612608 ISSN:

A Highway On-Ramp Control Approach Integrating Percolation Bottleneck Analysis and Vehicle Source Identification

Shengnan Li, Hu Yang, Minglun Li, Jianjun Dai, Pu Wang
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Building and Construction

Identifying the bottleneck segments and developing targeted traffic control strategies can facilitate the mitigation of highway traffic congestion. In this study, we proposed a new method for identifying the bottleneck segment in a large highway network based on the percolation theory. A targeted on-ramp control approach was further developed by identifying the major vehicle sources of the bottleneck segment. We found that the identified bottleneck segment played a crucial role in maintaining the functional connectivity of the highway network in terms of meeting the required level of service. The targeted on-ramp control approach can more effectively enhance the service level of the highway network.

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