TRAFFIC SIGNAL WARRANT FOR HEAVY TRAFFIC VOLUMES OCCURRING DURING SHORT PERIODS OF TIME. (A TENTATIVE PEAK HOUR DELAY WARRANT)
This report presents results of research efforts designed to develop a tentative standard for determining the need for traffic signals at isolated intersections which are subject to short-duration heavy volume peaking characteristics. The suggested standards, or warrants, are based on volume-delay counts obtained at selected typical intersections and comparable data from other research and simulation studies. Warrant values were tested using similar data from six locations, three in West Virginia, and one each in California, Connecticut and Texas. The intersection configurations and conditions used in this report were three-way intersections located mainly in suburban and rural areas.
- Prepared by Smith (Wilbur) and Associates, Washington, D.C.
West Virginia Department of Highways1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV USA 25305
Washington, DC USA 20590
Smith (Wilbur) and Associates1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC USA 20036
- Publication Date: 1975-4
- Pagination: 203 p.
- TRT Terms: Data collection; Demand; Highway traffic; Intersections; Peak hour traffic; Rural areas; Specifications; Statistics; Suburbs; Three leg intersections; Time; Traffic delays; Traffic signals; Traffic volume; Volume; Warrants (Traffic control devices)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Requirement
- Geographic Terms: California; Connecticut; Texas; West Virginia
- Old TRIS Terms: Placing; Vehicular traffic
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00093301
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: WVOOH-38 Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Dec 3 1976 12:00AM