After attempts at signing and reduced speeds, the Utah Highway Department elected to try escape lanes to stop runaway trucks in Parleys Canyon. The effectiveness of pea gravel is discussed, as are design features. Statistics indicate that the lane is well used, and that the accident rate on the road has decreased. Some improvements have been made following suggestions from towing companies. The only remaining problems are automobile failure to yield right-of-way to trucks trying to reach the lane, and people parking in the entrance to the escape route.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Utah State Department of Highways

    757 West Second South
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84104
  • Authors:
    • Guss, B
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 1-3
  • Serial:
    • Center Line
    • Volume: 5
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: Utah State Department of Highways

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128713
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM