Documents in the Category: Access Permitting

Extent and Impacts of the VA-DOT Exception Process for Access Management Design Standards

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The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has released a report that addresses Virginia’s standards and exemption processes for commercial entrance spacing. This report also observes the extent to which commercial access exceptions are used in Virginia, and the impact on crashes at these sites. The previous VDOT Road Design Manual details requirements that new commercial entrances meet certain minimum spacing standards, though landowners may request exemptions. 
 

Combined AMAG & AM Manual

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 TRB's newest publications on access management draw on national and state research to respond to the need for a more coordinated approach to transportation and community design that preserves the safe and efficient movement of peoples and goods, provides supporting networks in developed areas, and reinforces desired urban form.

Model Land Development and Subdivision Regulations that Support Access Management

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 Effective local access management requires planning as well as regulatory solutions. Communities should establish a policy framework that supports access management in the local comprehensive plan, prepare corridor or access management plans for specific problem areas, and encourage good site planning techniques. Land development and subdivision regulations should be amended accordingly and communities may also consider a separate access management ordinance.

FDOT District 1 Driveway Connection Handbook

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This Handbook was prepared by FDOT District 1 

The Handbook is designed to generally follow the chronological order of process needed through the pre-application, application review, permit approval, and driveway construction processes.  

Chapters

CH1 Introduction

CH2 Pre-Application Procedures

CH3 Permit Submittal Requirements

CH4 Completeness & Technical Reviews

CH5 Notice of Intent

CH6 Permit Approval and Issuance

CH7 Construction Requirements

CH8 Violations

FDOT 2016 Rules and Statutes

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State of Florida Rules and Statutes about Access Management (2016)

  • Rule 14-96 Connection Permits
  • Application and permit forms
  • Rule 14-97 Access Management Standards and Classifications
  • Access Management Florida Statute 335.18, State Highway System
  • Access Management Act
  • Procedure on Median Openings and Access Management 625-010-021
  • Procedure on Assignment of Access Management Classifications to the State Highway System

FDOT Guide to the Perplexed

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This is a PowerPoint presentation delivered to the Florida Department of Transportation District 3 Office on October 20, 2016

It covered:

  • Fundamentals of Access Management
  • Complete Streets Initiative Considerations
  • Pedestrian Access Management
  • Access Management in Site Development
  • FDOT Resources
  • Traffic Studies for Permitting
  • Exclusive Turn Lanes
  • Complete Streets Implementation
  • D3 Permit Checklist

Case Studies include:

Access and Roadside Management Standards

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These standards and guidelines have been developed to establish uniformity for encroachments upon roads in the South Carolina State Highway System so as to provide for the safe and efficient movement of traffic while allowing reasonable access to abutting property. This document does provide a majority of the information needed for encroachments onto the State Highway System.

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International Practice in Highway Access Management: A Primer

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TRB E-Circular 214: International Practice in Highway Access Management: A Primer explores the international status of access management through the use of a survey of transportation researchers or professionals from eight countries to document their understanding of access management practices in their country. Authors of each country report were asked to focus on critical issues of the concept and provide specific information (if existing) with regard to historical background; legal framework; roadway function; access control schemes; land use and development regulation; enforcement schem

TMH 16 Standards and Requirements Manual Volume 2

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South African Traffic Impact and Site Traffic Assessment Standards and Requirements Manual

Technical Recommendations for Highways:

The Technical Recommendations for Highways consists of a series of publications that describe recommended practice for various aspects related to highway engineering. The documents are based on South African research and experience and have the support and approval of the Committee of Transport Officials (COTO). The documents are primarily aimed at ensuring uniform practice throughout South Africa.

TMH 16 South African Traffic Impact and Site Traffic Assessment Manual Volume 1

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Technical Recommendations for Highways:

The Technical Recommendations for Highways consists of a series of publications that describe recommended practice for various aspects related to highway engineering. The documents are based on South African research and experience and have the support and approval of the Committee of Transport Officials (COTO). The documents are primarily aimed at ensuring uniform practice throughout South Africa.

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Second International Conference on Access Management Proceedings 2014

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Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Access Management held in Shanghai, China, September 25-27, 2014. Sponsored by the Access Management Committee of the Transportation Research Board; Tongji University; Shanghai Jiaotong University; the Research Institute of the Ministry of Public Security, PRC; the Research Institute of Highway, PRC; the Ministry of Transportation, PRC; and the Construction Institute of ASCE

Access Management Manual 2014 - 2nd Edition

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TRB’s Access Management Manual, second edition, provides guidance on a coordinated approach to transportation and community design that is designed to help enhance mobility, provide greater mode choice, and improve environmental quality. The content is interdisciplinary, with guidance pertinent to various levels of government as well as to pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorized vehicles, including trucks and buses. Access management is addressed comprehensively, as a critical part of network and land use planning. Key updates include

Alabama Access Management Manual

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The purpose of the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) Access Management Manual is to set out standards for managing access to and from state roads and highways.

Goals of access management include:

  • protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public
  • maintaining the highway rights-of-way
  • preserving the functional level of state roads and highways while meeting the needs of the motoring public

 

Alabama Department of Transportation Access Design and Management Manual

1 Introduction

Risk-Based Framework Using Geographic Information Systems to Identify Transportation Corridors Vulnerable to Development

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Lambert, J., A. Linthicum, E. Kim, L. Kincaid, S. Rash and G. Schmidt, Risk-Based Framework Using Geographic Information Systems to Identify Transportation Corridors Vulnerable to Development, Virginia Transportation Research Council, Virginia Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (2008)

NCHRP Synthesis of Highway Practice 304: Driveway Regulation Practices

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Williams, K., NCHRP Synthesis of Highway Practice 304: Driveway Regulation Practices, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., (2002)

            This synthesis is a detailed assessment of driveway regulation practices in the U.S. it includes numerous case examples and information on all aspects of driveway regulation for access management.

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