COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF LANE AND SHOULDER WIDENING OF RURAL, TWO-LANE ROADS IN KENTUCKY
The purpose of the study was to determine the cost-effectiveness of widening lanes and shoulders on rural, two-lane roads. Information concerning geometrics, accidents, and traffic volumes was obtained for over 15,00 miles (25,000 miles km) of roads. Reductions in accident rates occurred as lane and shoulder widths increased. Run-off-road and opposite-direction accidents were the primary accident types associated with narrow lanes and shoulders. Reductions in accidents ranged from 10 to 39 percent for lane widening and 6 to 21 percent for shoulder widening. Priority listings were prepared for 531 projects based on critical rate factor. Priority listings were also prepared for the top 120 lane-widening projects and the top 36 shoulder-widening projects based on benefit-cost ratios.
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Frankfort, KY United States 40622
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Zegeer, C V
- Mayes, J G
- Publication Date: 1979-7
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 52 p.
- TRT Terms: Benefit cost analysis; Construction; Cost effectiveness; Crash investigation; Crash types; Improvements; Pavement widening; Prevention; Road shoulders; Rural areas; Rural highways; Safety; Traffic crashes; Traffic lanes; Traffic safety; Traffic surveys; Traffic volume; Two lane highways; Width
- Uncontrolled Terms: Motor vehicle accidents; Widening
- Geographic Terms: Kentucky
- Old TRIS Terms: Lanes; Reads
- Subject Areas: Construction; Design; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; I21: Planning of Transport Infrastructure; I82: Accidents and Transport Infrastructure;
- Accession Number: 00318958
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: BR-524 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: KYP-72-40
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Nov 19 1981 12:00AM