HIGHWAY ACCESS MANAGEMENT: PRESERVING PUBLIC INVESTMENT IN THE HIGHWAY NETWORK

Uncontrolled access to arterial highways from abutting development frequently results in rampant strip development in highway corridors. Traffic entering and exiting the highway through private access points interferes with the movement of through traffic, and the result is congestion and a reduction in the capacity and safety of the highway network. A prototype program for highway access management is introduced that uses regulatory mechanisms to minimize interference from private access points, thereby bringing about the more efficient use of the existing highway network and reducing the need for new highway construction or expansion of existing facilities. The legal access rights of owners of abutting land, the regulatory authority of state highway departments, and the role of cities and towns are identified as critical factors in the establishment of an effective access-management policy. A task list is presented that attempts to address each of these factors and resolve the conflicting goals of the state, local government, and private developers. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 55-61
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319385
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM