ITS is needed
to better manage the growing amount of traffic on Missouri's
roadways. Cost, space and environmental concerns limit MoDOT's
ability to add more pavement. By using ITS, well maximize
the use of our existing road system. Take a look at how
incidents on the road can tangle traffic:
- 1 minute of lane blockage = 5 minutes of traffic
- During peak hours, 1 minute of lane blockage
can cause about 20 minutes of traffic congestion.
- A vehicle on the shoulder of the road reduces
the capacity of the closest lane by 20 percent.
- Approximately 60 percent of congestion is caused