IMPLICATIONS OF REDUCING DESIGN STANDARDS FOR PROPOSED EXPRESSWAYS

The paper looks at current freeway design standards and examines ways in which these may be reduced, in order to minimise the impact of proposed freeways. The authors use recent appraisals of Sydney's inner urban freeways to illustrate their argument. The implications of reduced design standards in terms of land take, cost, and on the ability of the freeway to perform its function are discussed. The conclusion is drawn that reduced standards are warranted in densely populated, topographically significant areas where capital cost and enormous impact make it unlikely that freeways to classical design standards will ever be built. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceeding of the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Australian Transport Research Forum--"Getting the Best Use From the Transport Infrastructure" Melbourne, Australia, May 24-25, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    VICTORIA MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT

    MELBOURNE,    
  • Authors:
    • Chesterman, D
    • Colston, M B
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165571
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM