DESIGN OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT BUILDING ROAD NETWORK (PENTAGON BUILDING)

THE ROAD PATTERN DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE THE HIGH TRAFFIC VOLUME FROM THE NEW PENTAGON BUILDING IS DESCRIBED. ONE-WAY ROADS ARE USED, WITH SPLINE ALINEMENTS AND PROFILES INSTEAD OF HARD AND FAST TANGENTS AND CURVES. TRAFFIC WAS ANALYZED FOR BOTH WAR TIME AND PEACE TIME USE. INTERCHANGE TRAFFIC STREAMS OF HIGH VOLUME WERE PROVIDED WITH DIRECTIONAL PATHS IN PREFERENCE TO CUSTOMARY INNER LOOPS OF CLOVERLEAF GRADE SEPARATIONS. IT IS FELT THAT, IN METROPOLITAN AREAS, HIGH VOLUME TRAFFIC WITH VARIED ORIGINS AND DESTINATIONS CAN BEST BE SERVED BY EXPRESS TYPES OF ONE-WAY HIGHWAYS WITH ALL INTERFERENCE FROM CROSS TRAFFIC ELIMINATED BY SEPARATION OF GRADES, ALL ACCESS LIMITED TO CAREFULLY DESIGNED POINTS, AND DIRECTIONAL PATHS PROVIDED FOR THE MAJOR TRAFFIC STREAMS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 22, pp 63-93, 15 FIG, 6 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Barnett, J
  • Publication Date: 1943

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Second Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Hotel Statler, St. Louis, Missouri December 1-4, 1942
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203544
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 29 1971 12:00AM