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Strategy Profiles
1 Land use
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Press Release






updated 09/23/99

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The Situation Within the Route 1 Corridor, and particularly along the facility itself, there exists several high accident locations, most notably at or near signalized intersections, and in the area of the Routes 1 & 9 merge. Variable roadway cross sections, lack of auxiliary lanes and/or shoulders, congestion at the signalized intersections and numerous points of "mid-block interference" (driveways) are some of the accident causes found in this corridor. Nationally, delays resulting from accidents (termed incident delay) contribute to 60% of the total congestion experienced.
The Proposal Develop Incident Management Plans (I.M. Plans) to effectively and efficiently divert traffic around major incidents. Institute Emergency Service Patrols (ESP) as a first step towards minimizing incident delay.
The Locations Middlesex County (Incident Management Plans); Along Route 1, approximately from the Raritan to the Rahway Rivers (ESP’s)
The Actions For I.M. Plans -- create a partnership between the County and municipal Police Departments and the DOT Emergency Services Unit to coordinate, develop and agree to a Plan. For ESP’s -- One or two specially-equipped vans would cruise Route 1, effectively becoming the "eyes and ears" of the police and other emergency response units. Upon reaching the scene of an accident, able to establish an immediate presence (put down flares, use directional arrows on top of vans to safely direct traffic around the accident scene, etc.) and instantly call for the appropriate response. Pursue establishment of ESP’s through the NJDOT’s Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Action Plan (coverage of this corridor was noted in the Plan as a high priority).
Estimated Annual Cost ($Millions) N/A (I.M. Plans); $0.4 (ESP’s)
Overall Traffic Benefits High (estimated 311 vehicle hours saved per day during the peak period)
Other Impacts and Considerations Once the Plan and ESP are established, other ITS measures that are appropriate for the corridor will be pursued (e.g.; Variable Message Signs (VMS) installed at certain locations to warn of problems, identify alternate route)
Lead (Sponsor) County Law Enforcement; (I.M. Plans); NJDOT (ESP)
Support State Police Liaison to the DOT Emergency Services,

Local Police (I.M. Plans); KMM, County, Municipalities (ESP)

Possible Funding TTF, FHWA (Demo), SPR, CMAQ
Estimated Time Frame Mid to Long Term



(Note: the I.M. Plan is being pursued as part of the NJDOT’s

Route 1 (Section 7L) project)

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