The opinion is expressed that compliance with American Association of State Highway and Transportation design standards could be counterproductive, and more progress could be made toward improving the safety and service of highways by spreading constructing money to include more upgrading of existing roads. Upgrading is defined as one or more betterments at moderate cost, to a substantial length of highway, which results in considerably improved geometrics but not necessarily full compliance with AASHTO design standards. Examples of the counterproductivity of current design policies are described. Spot improvements and elimination of roadside obstacles should be expanded and accelerated to improve highway safety. Cost effective upgrading programs in Virginia are briefly outlined. accidents at such locations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Traffic Engineers

    2029 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20006
  • Authors:
    • Chansky, S B
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 58-60
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128569
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM