The main goal of the Wilmington Area Planning Council’s (WILMAPCO) Congestion Management System (CMS) report is a “systems” approach to identifying and addressing congestion in our region. With this approach, the existence of congestion in the transportation system can be seen in more of a regional (or national) context and it becomes apparent how slight changes at a specific location can impact the operation of the transportation system as a whole.

Entire 2012 CMS Summary (.PDF) 2012 Congestion
Performance Measures
Summary (.PDF)
New Castle County
Intersection Operations
Analysis (.PDF)

Interactive maps of Performance Measures and System Monitoring

Performance Measures System Monitoring/Congestion
Mitigation Strategies
 Travel Speed Level of Service
(AM Peak) (PM Peak)
Transit Route Usage Trends
Intersection Crash Rates  Park & Ride Facility Usage Trends
Intersection Level of Service  Traffic Trends
MDSHA Congestion Assessment  Truck Volume & Percentages
2012 Identified CMS Corridors  Bike/Ped Facilities along CMS Network
(KML File: Must have Google Earth Software)

Traffic responsive Signalization:

Traffic Responsive Signalization(or TRS) is a method of signal management that uses advanced technology to adjust timing to meet the needs of the current traffic volume.  The signals used in this method optimize signal timing according to traffic volume in each direction.  Sensors are used to detect vehicular traffic in a certain direction at a particular point and an algorithm is used to predict when and where the traffic will be.  The signal controller utilizes these algorithms to adjust the length of green time to allow the maximum amount of vehicles through the intersection.  This method can react to fluctuating traffic volume in order to reduce congestion.

Through coordination with the DelDOT, TMC and WILMAPCO, an effort was made to use the performance measures developed through the corridor identification process to help the operations community to prioritize their efforts to address the corridors which are in need of installing traffic signal improvements, including retiming and/or installing TRS equipment. To view which corridors in New Castle County, please click on one of the links below:

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