The Western Urban Toll Road improves its user service
December 27, 2015
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The Western Urban Toll Road, in Mexico City, has started up a reversible lane providing better mobility alternatives to road users on the west side of Mexico’s capital; it has been able to reduce travelling time by up to 80% during hours with the highest vehicle traffic.
Extending the road’s capacity to four traffic lanes, Monday to Friday, has been instrumented during peak traffic hours, both in the morning and afternoon. As a result, the Western Urban Toll Road is providing its users with better quality service thanks to shorter traveling time, higher average traveling speed and less emissions of contaminating gas.
In morning hours, from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m., the lane operates in the Periférico Sur-Santa Fe direction. During these hours, access line-ups have been reduced from 5 to 1.5 km and vehicles are able to travel at an average speed of 40 km/h, over a total traveling time of 2-5 minutes, over the 22 minutes on average during traffic peak hours.
In turn, between 6:00 and 10:00 p.m., the lane is articulated in the Santa Fe-Avenida Centenario direction, offering greater traffic speed for toll road users. The access line-up is now less than 1,800 m, travelled at an average speed of 40 km/h.
The reversible lane is 1,800 m long in both directions and hours, covered in five minutes with the greatest traffic and in two minutes if traffic is smooth. To reduce incidents, the lane is confined with security components and has strategically located staff to control any accidents and to alert the security forces and toll road assistance services.
Confinement of the reversible lane in the Western Urban Toll Road.