909.2 Nonrecurring Congestion

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Nonrecurring congestion can occur at any location at any time and results in delay to motorists as well as a potential for subsequent traffic incidents. TSMO strategies should be utilized to address each type of nonrecurring congestion generator.


Traffic Incidents

Traffic incidents occur without warning at any time and location on the highway system. On all segments of the interstate and freeway highway system, traffic incident management (TIM) plans should be developed in coordination with law enforcement and local responders to:

  • Reduce response and clearance times
  • Develop alternate plans for handling affected traffic
  • Communicate and coordinate between responders
  • Communicate traffic impacts to motorists.

Reference MoDOT’s Strategic Traffic Incident Management Plan for additional information.