Arizona & New Mexico Access Program Developments

  • Posted on: Sun, 10/13/2013 - 22:04
  • By: shroedermay
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New Mexico’s Goals (2009-10)

  • Update and improve current manual, regulations and internal policies.

  • Provide training

  • Budgeted for phase 1

Switch from Guide to Rules

  • Mostly procedures w/o criteria

  • All design issues pointed to Green Book

  • Not effective program

  • Not preserving function or safety

  • Lacked ability to address accumulative impacts

  • Little criteria to deny a request

 

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Incorporating Geometric Design Into Access Permit Regulations

  • Posted on: Wed, 07/03/2013 - 23:45
  • By: fbroen
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We know that highways are the most dangerous facilities s on the face of the earth. AND we know that access related crashes represent over 55 percent of all reported accidents. We need to become more focused on Highway safety improvements In the last 10 years, over 430,000 dead. Guides and manuals are not enforceable – its actually the agencies engineering authority, usually through the chief engineer. It’s the opinion of the chief engineer, using guides and manuals as references, as compared to the wishes of the property owner.