Sub-problem 3a - Page 1 of 9
Sub-problem 3a: Oversaturated
Step 1. Setup
The University of Idaho has periodic special events that
attract large crowds to sporting arenas and performing arts
venues. During these time periods, demand often exceeds capacity
along the U.S. 95 corridor. What tools are needed to assess the
operation of the U.S. 95 corridor in general and the intersection of U.S. 95/Styner-Lauder Avenue in particular? And, what analytical issues must
be faced when demand exceeds capacity at a traffic facility?
In sub-problem 3a, we will consider the conditions that occur
when traffic is leaving a football game at the University of Idaho. Demand
is high for about an hour after the conclusion of the game, and the U.S. 95
corridor experiences a high level of congestion during this period.
Consider these questions: