Dynamic lane merging is defined as a merging system that switches from early-merging strategies to late-merging strategies depending on real-time traffic flow characteristics. The Guidance for the Use of Dynamic Lane Merging Strategies summarizes the available findings on implementation of dynamic merging strategies. The guide focuses on identifying when dynamic merging strategies are appropriate in addition to tips for successful implementation. It covers signing and switching recommendations for two-to-one lane closures and three-to-two lane closures. To assist in the planning and design stages, the appendix contains sample layouts and signing from previous implementations across the United States.
– What are dynamic lane merging strategies?
– When is it appropriate to use dynamic lane merging strategies?
– What are the benefits to using a dynamic merging strategy?
– What needs to be considered to achieve successful implementation of dynamic lane merging strategies?
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