The direct connecting ramps between freeways and major terminals such as airports, waterfront areas, stadium and shopping centers were studied and recommendations for such facilities were developed. Only ramps connecting full access control freeways to major terminals with not more than one intermediate connection between freeway and the terminal were considered in this study in which questionnaires were sent out to state and foreign governments and agencies. Responses provided information on 61 facilities. The resulting data were tabulated by population groupings to determine the relationship of the population density to the location and type of generator. Information was obtained relative to which agency suggested construction of the direct connecting ramp facility, and which agency designed, constructed and maintained it. Operational features are discussed, and legal problems in planning and construction are considered. The basic criteria for justification for a direct connecting ramp are considered, and aspects such as purpose, traffic volumes, safety, socio-environmental factors and cost- effectiveness are discussed. The design of direct connecting ramps is also covered.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Traffic Engineers

    2029 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20006
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 32-39
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134030
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1976 12:00AM