GUIDELINES FOR INSTALLING TRAFFIC SIGNALS AT DIAMOND INTERCHANGES
This report presents the findings from a research project entitled, "Guidelines for Diamond Interchange Control", sponsored by the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration. The report contains the data collection methods and procedures employed in the study to evaluate the operational effects of stop sign and signal control at diamond interchanges. An assessment of traffic control alternatives is described in terms of operational effects of queues and travel speed. Guidelines for installing signal control at diamond interchanges are provided in terms of internal volume, left turn proportion within internal volume, and the sum of internal and external volume. The specific traffic volume guidelines were developed based on a combination of these variables affecting operational performance. (Author)
- Research performed in cooperation with Federal Highway Administration Research Study Title: Guidelines for Diamond Interchange Control.
Arlington, TX United States 76011
Texas State Department of Highways & Public TransportationTransportation Planning Division, P.O. Box 5051
Austin, TX United States 78763
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Chang, M-S
- Messer, C J
- Publication Date: 1984-11
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 45 p.
- TRT Terms: Building; Diamond interchanges; Facilities; Guidelines; Installation; Stop signs; Traffic signals; Traffic volume
- Subject Areas: Construction; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Operations and Traffic Management; Safety and Human Factors; I73: Traffic Control;
- Accession Number: 00395174
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-TX-85-34+344-1 Intrm Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: Study 2-18-83-344
- Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM