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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Smith (Wilbur) and Associates, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    West Virginia Department of Highways

    1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
    Charleston, WV  United States  25305

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Smith (Wilbur) and Associates

    1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 203 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • 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