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Ramp metering (Dcmthcfr)

Definition
Reducing congestion on a freeway by managing flow from on-ramps; specifically, by equipping an approach ramp with a metering device and a traffic signal that allow vehicles to enter the freeway at a controlled rate. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
Use For
Ramp control
Broader Term
Freeway management systems (Dcmthcf)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Mainline metering (Dcmthcfm)
Related Terms (Associative)
Freeway operations (Bqdo)
Traffic signals (Dcmthrrs)
Merging control (Dcmvgp)