ICM improves center-to-center communications, traveler information, and traffic management

The ICM strategy for I-394 applies strategies specifically targeted at improving travel conditions on this 8-mile corridor

October 2010
Minneapolis,Minnesota,United States

Summary Information

The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Section of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) Office of Traffic, Safety and Technology (OTST) performs research, demonstrations, and operational tests of ITS transportation solutions. The annual report of the Mn/DOT OTST ITS Section’s funded activities for the 2010 fiscal year describe the results of deployed and ongoing ITS projects.

The Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) initiative is based on the fact that freeways, arterial streets, and transit systems often incorporate technology solutions to optimize performance. The ICM initiative seeks to integrate these systems. Therefore, the approach is to attempt to integrate existing technologies and strategies (adding some technologies as needed) to ultimately develop a fully integrated and optimized corridor centered on I-394 between Highway 55 to the north and as far south as Highway 7. This project is divided into three stages:
  • Stage 1: Develop Concept of Operations and Requirements
  • Stage 2: Analysis and Modeling
  • Stage 3: Deployment Consultation


Benefits of the ICM strategies on the I-394 corridor include:

Center-to-Center Communication
  • Earlier dissemination
  • Video sharing
Traveler Information
  • Earlier dissemination
  • Single website
  • Comparative travel times (mode and route)
  • Arterial travel times
  • Parking availability at park and ride lots
  • ABC garage display
Traffic Management
  • Reduced incident times
  • Incident signal retiming plans for arterials
  • Retime ramp meters for incidents or congestion

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2010 ITS Annual Report

Author: Minnesota Department of Transportation, Office of Traffic, Safety and Technology, ITS Section

Published By: Minnesota Department of Transportation

Source Date: October 2010



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Typical Deployment Locations

Metropolitan Areas


ramp meters, integrated corridor management, ramp metering, traffic management, traveler information, communications

Benefit ID: 2015-01012