Contraflow evacuation e-planning system for I-65 in Alabama
by Gary P. Moynihan; Daniel Fonseca
Electronic Government, an International Journal (EG), Vol. 12, No. 1, 2016

Abstract: Contraflow on major evacuation routes is one approach that has been adopted in many Gulf Coast states for hurricane evacuation. The idea is to reverse one direction of the roadway to accommodate the often substantially increased travel demand moving away from the impact area. Efficient planning and operation is critical to a successful contraflow implementation. The purpose of this paper was to develop a decision support system for contraflow evacuation planning for use by the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT). User requirements were identified, and a literature review was conducted to determine applicable existing algorithms. A working prototype system was then constructed. The practical value of this paper is to provide state transportation officials with an effective computer-based tool for pre-planning and evaluating possible responses to such an event.

Online publication date: Tue, 19-Jan-2016

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the Electronic Government, an International Journal (EG):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email