Does Median Width Matter?

Abstract:

Outline

  • Application of Differing Widths
  • Standards Summary
  • Geometric Impacts of Widths
  • Previous Safety Research
  • Highway Safety Manual Results
  • Applications of Existing CMFs
  • Future Research
  • Conclusions
     

Future Research

  • Before and After Study with Differing Widths
  • Statewide Data Review to update 1993 FHWA Report
  • Trends in Median Width Treatments

     

Conclusions

  • Median Installation Reduces Crashes
  • Reduced Crashes with Wider Medians
  • Balancing Capacity, Geometry and Safety
  • More Research Needed
    • Before and After Project Studies
    • Statewide Data Reviews
  • Posted on: Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:43
  • By: fbroen
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