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2.0 Plaza Operations and Toll Lane Configuration

2.5.1 State of the Practice

A practice that was common with toll roads over thirty years old was to build small branch or satellite plazas to increase throughput capacity. The concept was to allow vehicles to either pass through an un-tolled plaza lane similar to an ETC dedicated lane, and then stop at a small plaza further downstream or enter a branch lane within the approach zone that leads to a small plaza upstream of the main conventional plaza. The objective was to add approximately one to three additional toll processing lanes to the existing capacity.

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