THE HIGHWAY DESIGNER'S VIEWPOINT

ROADSIDE DESIGN CONSIDERS THE FOLLOWING FEATURES OF HIGHWAY DESIGN: (1) RIGHT-OF-WAY, (2) ACCESS, (3) THE GENERAL ROAD LOCATION, (4) THE GENERAL URBAN LOCATION, (5) RECREATIONAL AREAS, (6) COMMERCIAL CHANNELIZATION AND (7) INTERSECTIONAL CHANNELIZATION. THE IMPORTANCE IS EMPHASIZED OF WIDE RIGHT-OF-WAY IN NEW PROJECTS AND IN THE CASE OF REHABILITATION OF EXISTING HIGHWAYS IN MARYLAND. THE MARYLAND STATE ROADS COMMISSION IS AUTHORIZED BY STATUTE TO DENY, OR RIGIDLY CONTROL, THE ACCESS FROM ABUTTING PROPERTIES TO EXPRESSWAYS AND CONTROLLED-ACCESS ARTERIAL HIGHWAYS. IN RURAL LOCATIONS, CARE IS TAKEN TO MINIMIZE CONFLICT BETWEEN ROADSIDE USE AND MAIN ROADWAY FLOWS. THE IMPORTANCE IS EMPHASIZED OF COMMERCIAL CHANNELIZATION IN URBAN AREAS. THE USE IS RECOMMENDED OF CHANNELIZED ENTRANCE AND EXIT LANES, DECELERATION AND ACCELERATION LANES FOR ENTRANCES TO RECREATIONAL AREAS. SUCCESSFUL CHANNELIZATION DESIGNS ARE DISCUSSED FOR COMMERCIAL AND INTERSECTIONAL CHANNELIZATION.

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  • Accession Number: 00204792
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 17 1970 12:00AM