ANALYSIS OF DIAMOND INTERCHANGE OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF A FRONTAGE ROAD LEVEL OF SERVICE EVALUATION PROGRAM. PASSER III
The research effort was directed toward several topic areas which included: development of a practical diamond interchange computer program which could be used to evaluate various design and signalization strategies and to determine optimum configurations, development of a related operational computer program for providing frontage road progression, evaluate techniques for making smooth signal transitions, develop methods for estimating freeway and frontage road travel times, and develop design distance separation requirements for entrance and exit ramps to cross-street interchanges on urban freeways with frontage roads. A package of computer programs dealing with the design and operation of signalized diamond interchanges was programmed on SDHPT's computer system, and a user's manual was prepared.
- Prepared in cooperation with Texas State Dept. of Highways and Public Transportation, Austin.
Arlington, TX United States 76011
Texas State Department of Highways & Public TranspP.O. Box 5051
Austin, TX United States 78763
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Messer, C J
- Fambro, D B
- Turner, J M
- Publication Date: 1976-8
- Pagination: 122 p.
- TRT Terms: Access roads; Computer programming; Computer programs; Design; Diamond interchanges; Freeways; Frontage roads; Highway traffic; Highway traffic control; Highways; Interchanges; Level of service; Manuals; Optimization; Ramps; Signalized intersections; Traffic control; Traffic delays; Traffic signals; Travel time; Urban transportation
- Old TRIS Terms: Optimum design; Vehicular traffic
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00153963
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX/RD-76-178-2FFinal Rpt., TTI-2-18-76-178-2F
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM