USE OF TOTAL BENEFIT ANALYSIS FOR OPTIMIZING LANE WIDTH, SHOULDER WIDTH, AND SHOULDER SURFACE TYPE ON TWO-LANE RURAL HIGHWAYS (ABRIDGMENT)

The relatioships between safety and design for lane width, shoulder width, shoulder surface type, and accidents have been developed. The objective of this paper is to demonstrate how these and other relationships may be employed to obtain optimal design specifications for lane width, shoulder width, and shoulder surface type. A manual procedure is presented for basic design problems. As the complexity of the problem increases, some computerized optimization procedure, such as dynamic programming, is recommended.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 14-17
  • Monograph Title: Facility design and operational effects
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325983
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309030714
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM