Verkehrstechnische Ausrüstung auf Stadt- und Bundesstraßen
Traffic management systems on urban roads and highways

Übersichtsplan (pdf*, 1,8 MB)

Site plan (pdf*, 1,8 MB)

Neugestalteter Anzeigequerschnitt

New VMS gantry

Verkehrslenkungsprogramm Heerstraße

Traffic Control Program Heerstrasße

Renewal of an existing reversible lane system on a major urban road
B2 and B5, Heerstraße Berlin

Length ca. 5,5 km, 5 lanes

Renewal of an existing reversible lane system from 1970 on Berlin's Heerstraße, the major western arterial road with five lanes.

A reversible lane is a lane in which traffic may travel in either direction, depending on certain conditions. Typically, it is meant to improve traffic flow during rush hours or special events, for example in the near-by Olympic Stadium. Overhead traffic lights and lighted street signs indicate which lanes are open or closed to driving or turning.

The Heerstraße was one of the first reversible lane systems of its kind and needed a technical upgrade. The control of this system was adapted to modern data communication standards (German TLS-standard), lane signals have been replaced with LED-signals. Moreover, an automatic pre-selection of lane allocations as a recommendation for the operator has been introduced, radar detection for data capture have been installed.

opening for traffic: 2003
VIA Beratende Ingenieure services included: final design, tender, supervision of realization and test operation

for Senate Department for Urban Development Berlin