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Crashes in the Vicinity of Major Cross Roads

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Schultz, G.G., C.G. Allen, and D.E. Eggett, Crashes in the Vicinity of Major Cross Roads, UDOT Report UT-08.25, Brigham Young University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Provo, Utah (2008) [Schultz, G., C. Allen and T. Boschert, “Making the Most of an Existing System through Access Management at Major Arterial Intersections,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No 2171, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C. (2010)]

Access Management Guidebook For Major Arterial Intersections

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Plazak, D., C. Albrecht and B. Grefe, Access Management Guidebook For Major Arterial Intersections, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University, prepared for the Iowa Department of Transportation (2009) This guidebook addresses the importance of managing access at the intersections of major arterial roadways—roadways that carry higher volumes of traffic and are of a greater regional or local significance. Of particular value are the case studies used for illustrating good and poor practices, using actual situations documented at major roadway intersections in Iowa. The guide:

NCHRP Report 650: Median Intersection Design for Rural High-Speed Divided Highways

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      This report presents recommended improvements for the geometric design and safety performance of at-grade intersections on expressways.  In general, the operational and safety performance of these multi-lane divided highways nearly matches those of rural interstates.  However, because expressways allow for stop-controlled at-grade crossings, increases in both major and minor roadway traffic volume have had a significant impact on intersection safety in recent years.  The study investigated alternate safety improvements and indentified their relative effectiveness and focused on reduci

2012 National Access Management Conference

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The 10th National Conference on Access Management and 2012 Texas Department of Transportation Planning Conference in Dallas, Texas, hosted by the Transportation Planning and Programming Division of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Transportation Research Board (TRB). The conference program was developed to meet your professional needs through the dissemination of the latest information by noted professionals in the transportation field.

Costs and Benefits of Strategic Acquisition of Limited Access Right-of-Way at Freeway Interchange Areas

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Williams, K., H. Zhou, and W. Farah, Costs and Benefits of Strategic Acquisition of Limited Access Right-of-Way at Freeway Interchange Areas, prepared for the Florida Department of Transportation, (2004)

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A Policy on Design Standards—Interstate System

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A Policy on Design Standards—Interstate System, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Washington, D.C., July 1991).

Wikipedia Article: 7/9/13

Standards for Interstate Highways in the United States are defined by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) in the publication A Policy on Design Standards - Interstate System. For a certain highway to be considered an Interstate, it must meet these construction requirements or obtain a waiver from the Federal Highway Administration.

Development of Guidelines for Driveway Location and Median Configuration in the Vicinity of Interchanges

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Washburn, S. & A. Kondyli. Development of Guidelines for Driveway Location and Median Configuration in the Vicinity of Interchanges, Florida Department of Transportation: TRC-FDOT-036-2006, (2006)

NCHRP Report 687: Guidelines for Ramp and Interchange Spacing

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These guidelines do not establish ramp and interchange spacing standards. Rather they provide a process and criteria for assessing spacing in a given context to assist planners and designers in considering the feasibility of new or rebuilt interchanges and ramps. Interchange spacing is defined as the distance between the centerlines of successive crossroads with interchanges on a freeway.

Corridor X Development Plan

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This project applied analytical tools (regional economic forecasting models, GIS, transportation planning software, and traffic simulation software) to inform the planning and development process along an emerging interstate highway corridor. It illustrated the benefits of advanced planning and access management intended to preserve the functional integrity of the corridor and its interchanges and crossroads.

NCHRP Synthesis 332: Access Management on Crossroads in the Vicinity of Interchanges

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Butorac, M., and J. Wen, NCHRP Synthesis 332: Access Management on Crossroads in the Vicinity of Interchanges, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C. (2004)
This study documented practices and standards relative to access location and design on the crossroads in the vicinity of interchanges, both for new interchanges and retrofit of existing interchanges. It provides guidance relative to factors that may be considered when assessing crossroad and mainline spacing near interchanges.

Business Perceptions of the Effects of Traffic Access Management on Accessibility and Patronage

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Vu, P., V. Shankar, G. Ulfarsson, “Is Access Management Good for Business? Business Perceptions of the Effects of Traffic Access Management on Accessibility and Patronage,” Transportation Planning and Technology, Vol. 29, Issue 4 (2006)

Long-Term Business and Land Development Impacts of Access Management: Minnesota Interstate 394 Case Study

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Plazak, D. and H. Preston, “Long-Term Business and Land Development Impacts of Access Management: Minnesota Interstate 394 Case Study,” Paper 06-0040, 85th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting, Washington, D.C. (2006)

Safe Access is Good for Business

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Ismart, D., W. Frawley, D. Plazak, K. Williams, D. Matherly, M. Fendrick, N. Spiller. Safe Access is Good for Business, FHWA-HOP-06-107, (2006) This primer summarizes research on economic impacts of access management. It is designed to address questions the business owners may have about access management and its effect on business activity and the local economy.

Economic Effects of Access Management Techniques in North Carolina

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Cunningham, C., M. Miller, S. Smith, D. Findley, D. Carter, B. Schroeder, D. Katz and R. Foyle, Economic Effects of Access Management Techniques in North Carolina, prepared for North Carolina Department of Transportation, North Carolina State University (2010) [Cunningham, C., M. Miller, S. Smith, D. Findley, D. Carter, B. Schroeder, D. Katz and R. Foyle, “Economic Effects of Access Management Techniques in North Carolina,” 90th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting, Washington, D.C. (2011)]

NCHRP Report 659: Guide for the Geometric Design of Driveways

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This document became the first national guide focused specifically on driveway design since the publication of AASHTO’s An Informational Guide for Preparing Private Driveway Regulations for Major Highways in 1959. Since 1959, the transportation system and its needs have changed drastically, and this report addresses the need for a comprehensive driveway design guide that accounts for vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists. The report identifies more than 90 design elements that directly or indirectly affect the geometric design of a driveway or access point.

NCHRP Synthesis 337: Cooperative Agreements for Corridor Management

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Williams, K., NCHRP Synthesis 337: Cooperative Agreements for Corridor Management, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, National Academy Press: Washington, D.C. (2004)
This report reviews the state of the practice in developing and implementing cooperative agreements for corridor management, elements of such agreements, and best practices or lessons learned. It includes several case examples of cooperative agreements. Below are a few excerpts from the report relative to effective agreements.

Guide for Analysis of Corridor Management Policies and Practices

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Williams, K. and C. Hopes. Guide for Analysis of Corridor Management Policies and Practices, prepared for the Florida Department of Transportation, (2007)
The guide provides detailed guidance for conducting a corridor management policy analysis including:
• steps in evaluating local government policies and practices,
• methods for identifying implementation needs, and
• a framework for recommending policy changes, including examples and resources for further information.

Effective Strategies for Comprehensive Corridor Management

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Seggerman, K. and K. Williams. Effective Strategies for Comprehensive Corridor Management, prepared for the Florida Department of Transportation, Center for Urban Transportation Research, Tampa, FL, 2004.

This study includes numerous case studies of effective corridor management plans, processes and policies.

Maine’s Best Practices for Development of Multi-Modal Corridor Management Plans

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Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments, Maine’s Best Practices for Development of Multi-Modal Corridor Management Plans, (2007)
This report offers a step by step approach to development of a regional corridor management plan. For example, it includes an effective summary of the appropriate roles of the DOT and Regional Councils in the planning process, Advisory Committee Procedures and Goals, and examples of data needs.

Pedestrian Safety through a Raised Median and Redesigned Intersections

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King, M. Pedestrian Safety through a Raised Median and Redesigned Intersections, TRR 1445, TRB, Washington, DC, 2004.

The analysis of this road reconstruction project sought to do two things: to demonstrate innovative qualitative techniques in analyzing traffic calming and pedestrian safety projects, and to quantitatively evaluate the effect of the project on traffic calming and pedestrian safety.

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