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  •  I don't think they shut down lanes for traffic (6+ / 0-)

    studies. Not these days. I think they can just model things on a computer, no? How hard would that be? They know how many cars have gone over the bridge on any given day in the past. I mean traffic engineers have to know how to work with that information, no?

    Where are all the jobs, Boehner?

    by Dirtandiron on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 08:10:21 AM PST

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    •  Yup, we do (7+ / 0-)

      It's literally as quick to figure as the click of a few buttons. There are engineering-based figures that can figure out how much capacity a vehicle-lane can hold per hour. Plug in volume, flow factors, and a few other givens, and you have your answers.

      "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." ~Edward Abbey ////\\\\ "To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships." ~W.E.B. DuBois

      by rovertheoctopus on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 08:26:38 AM PST

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    •  I could see them shutting down lanes for a study (0+ / 0-)

      since you can't necessarily model how many people will shift to alternate routes. A lot of the traffic entering at Fort Lee is coming from I-95 and avoiding the queue at the main toll plaza by exiting into Fort Lee. Here's an example of a 2012 study where they closed several ramps for 12 weeks: http://planetprinceton.com/...

      BUT this would require telling people the lanes are going to be closed, so they can plan alternate routes.

      warning: snark probably above

      by NE2 on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 09:52:03 AM PST

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