The Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) is responsible for one of the largest state-jurisdiction road systems in the United States. Missouri has recently decided to embark on an access management program and has focused on utilizing access management mainly to meet safety, traffic operations, and economic development goals. The Missouri Access Management program development process involves a number of key steps. These include: Stakeholder identification and participation; Participant education on access management principles and impacts; Development of specific statewide goals for access management; Development of an easy to understand (and communicate) access management roadway classification system based on MODOT's existing functional classification system; Development of a detailed set of access management standards and guidelines in the form of a guidebook; Development of administrative processes (such as the driveway permitting process); Identification of current and likely future access management problem corridors; Identification of promising "pilot" project corridors where access management principles could be applied; and Access management awareness and training for stakeholder groups identified through a marketing plan. This paper provides an overview of the start-up and development of the Missouri access management program. It also briefly covers a process for the identification of problem corridors using management information system data and geographic information system (GIS) technology. This paper will be useful to other states and state DOTs wanting to address access management in a comprehensive fashion.


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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 125-129

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  • Accession Number: 00793282
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0965231046
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 25 2000 12:00AM