U.S. 83 MAIN LANE, RAMP, AND CROSS-STREET INTERCHANGE OPERATIONAL ANALYSIS: MCALLEN, TEXAS

This report documents the procedures and results associated with the assessment of U.S. 83 Expressway and cross-street interchange operations between Conway Avenue and Sugar Road in Mission, McAllen, and Pharr, Texas. This area is faced with increasing congestion and is characterized by a mixture of freeway ramp and cross-street interchange designs. The results of this analysis support the need for widening U.S. 83 from four lanes to six lanes and indicate that converting to uniform "x-ramp" configurations will produce improved long-term freeway mainlane operations. Construction of a new interchange at McColl Road and U.S. 83, as well as improvements to several additional cross-street interchanges, are also recommended.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research study title: Planning, Design, and Operation of Transportation Facilities in the Pharr District.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011

    Texas Department of Transportation

    Research and Technology Transfer Office, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763-5051
  • Authors:
    • Klaver, K S
    • Barnes, K E
    • Henk, R H
  • Publication Date: 1995-10

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 90 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724972
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TX-96/2903-4F, Res Rept 2903-4F, TTI: 7-2903
  • Contract Numbers: Study 7-2903
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1996 12:00AM