TMC Dynamic Lane Management and Shoulder Use Functional Area


Remotely monitors and controls dynamically managed travel lanes, including temporary use of shoulders. It monitors conditions and determines and manages lane configuration changes. Includes intersection reconfiguration, special designated lanes, temporary shoulder use, and lane use restrictions.

Included In

TxDOT District Traffic Management Center

Functional Requirements

1The center shall remotely monitor and control dynamically managed travel lanes.
2The center shall monitor traffic conditions and demand measured per lane.
3The center shall receive input from Border Inspection Systems to identify existing and planned lane configurations at the border.
4The center shall receive input from multimodal crossings such as draw bridges to identify existing and planned lane configurations at the crossings.
5The center shall receive input from Intermodal Freight Depots to support monitoring and anticipation of commercial vehicle traffic originating at the depot and requests for dynamic lane management in the vicinity of the depot.
6The center shall monitor and coordinate dynamic lane controls with adjacent jurisdictions.
7Based on the collected data and operator input, the center shall determine suggested and required lane control configuration changes.
8The center shall support temporary use of shoulders as travel lanes.
9The center shall designate lanes for use by special vehicles only, such as buses, high occupancy vehicles (HOVs), or vehicles attending a special event.
10The center shall identify lane use restrictions, prohibiting specific types of vehicles (e.g., commercial vehicles) from specific lanes.
11The center shall activate lane management field equipment that is used to dynamically manage specific lanes and shoulders.
12The center shall reconfigure intersections and interchanges for compatibility with the current lane configuration.
13The center shall notify the enforcement agency of violators of the lane controls.