STUDY OF COLLECTOR-DISTRIBUTOR ROADS
This study summarized and evaluated information on characteristics of collector-distributor roads as used at interchanges to permit wiser design and use of such facilities. A review of state design standards and policies and review of the literature was made. A study was made of the operation and accidents at four interchanges equipped with C-D roads and three interchanges without C-D roads in Indiana. The results showed agreement among design experts favoring C-D road use as a design ideal to minimize weaving, improve operation, and generally to improve design. Analysis of accident rates for 100 million vehicles by total number and by type showed only weaving-type accidents to be significantly different, with C-D sites experiencing fewer accidents than non-C-D sites. Construction costs were higher for C-D interchanges, as were maintenance costs. Operating costs were not different at low volumes, yet based on assumptions of probable higher volume operating conditions, the C-D interchange would have lower operating costs.
Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRPPurdue University, School of Civil Engineering
West Lafayette, IN United States 47907-1284
- Hansell, R S
- Publication Date: 1975-2
- Pagination: 135 p.
- TRT Terms: Construction; Costs; Crash rates; Design standards; Interchanges; Maintenance management; Operating costs; Streets
- Uncontrolled Terms: Construction costs; Maintenance costs
- Old TRIS Terms: Collector distributor roads
- Subject Areas: Construction; Design; Finance; Highways;
- Accession Number: 00097877
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: JHRP-75-1
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM