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PROJECT FACT SHEET

Interstate 405 (I-405) Sepulveda Pass


Dynamic Corridor Ramp Metering (DCRMS) and
Decision Support System (DSS) Deployment

PROJECT PURPOSE
Implement the DCRMS along the I-405 Sepulveda
Pass Corridor (I-405 from I-10 to SR-101) to
coordinate with the local arterials to provide the
highest benefit to commuters on I-405 itself as
well as to commuters on parallel arterials and
deploy the Corridor Decision Support System
(DSS) to operate freeway ramp metering system
in coordination with Los Angeles Department of
Transportation’s (LADOT) arterial traffic signal
system on Sepulveda Boulevard.

PROJECT OVERVIEW
DCRMS is one of the more effective Integrated
Corridor Management (ICM) concepts. DCRMS is a
system application which employs an adaptive
ramp metering algorithm that uses real time
congestion data to calculate ideal metering rates at
each metered on-ramp along a defined corridor. PROJECT LOCATION
DCRMS responds appropriately and effectively to • I-405 Sepulveda Pass from I-10 to SR101
non-recurring and recurring congestion scenarios • Sepulveda Boulevard from I-10 to SR101
and will spread wait times throughout corridor • Sunset Boulevard from Sepulveda Boulevard
equally. DCRMS will aim to improve the to Allenford Avenue
operational effectiveness of ramp metering
systems and traffic signal systems by distributing
demand to areas where capacity is available in
CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
response to an incident.
CHALLENGES SOLUTIONS
DSS is a system application that will be
implemented with the Advanced Transportation
•Lack of sensors along •Establish a solid Concept
Management System (ATMS) which will be used to of Operations (ConOps)
recommend how Transportation Management parallel arterial routes
Center (TMC) operators respond to adverse •Different Decision •Develop Memorandum of
conditions, which may include adjusting ramp Support Systems are Understanding (MOU)
being developed in the between agencies
metering rates in a dynamic manner. The purpose
of the DSS is to aid the recommended signal region, which may lack •Reuse system design from
synchronization/modification along the arterial to synergy the I-210 Connected
implement the proper interagency signal •Multi-agency decision Corridor project
synchronization plan in accordance to the Dynamic support can pose •Install Bluetooth/WiFi
Corridor Ramp Metering System (DCRMS) response challenges since it sensors that will measure
plan with minimum impacts to the arterial and involves technical and travel times along
institutional interactions Sepulveda Boulevard and
signalized intersections.
Sunset Boulevard
PROJECT ELEMENTS AND BENEFITS
SCHEDULE
Base DCRMS System and Bluetooth/WiFi Sensors:
(estimated) • Upgrade existing DCRMS system, configure and test the system to operate
along the I-405 Sepulveda Pass.
March • Install Bluetooth/WiFi sensors to measure travel times along Sepulveda

2019
Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard.
Deploy Corridor Decision Support System (DSS):
Contract Start • Deploy DSS which will enable the Center-to-Center (C2C) information
exchange with LADOT (traffic flow data, ramp metering rate, incident
location and detail, planned event location and detail, coordinate traveler
September information including freeway Changeable Message Sign use for corridor
2019 management). Assist LADOT with Adaptive Traffic Control System (ATCS)
interface needs.
Initial Installation
WiFi/Bluetooth Sensors The primary benefits of a properly synchronized corridor will reduce

March
intersection delays, decrease the number of stops and increase speeds. This will
be dynamically accomplished in close coordination with DSS and other
2020 components of the overall DCRMS.
Initial Installation of DCRMS
Begin Integration Testing
ELEMENTS BENEFITS
April
2020 • Reduced congestion,
• Upgraded DCRMS
Installation of DSS • Install Bluetooth/WiFi
reduced delay
Begin Integration Testing • Enhanced travel times
sensors to measure
• Enables information
May - August travel times along
Sepulveda Boulevard
exchange with LADOT
2020 and Sunset Boulevard
(traffic flow data, ramp
metering rate, incident
Conduct Field • Deploy DSS
location and detail,
• Coordinated
Operational Testing configuration and
coordinated traveler
information
FEBRUARY testing of DCRMS &DSS
• Corridor-wide decision
2021 support system
Estimated Completion Date

PROJECT PARTNERS

DISTRICT 7