This overview paper provided an introduction to the symposium session devoted to cross section elements. In providing an overview of this important topic, the paper addressed the following components: a brief discussion of the most prominent cross section elements; the results of a limited international survey to identify representatitve parameters and procedures for these elements; an introduction to roadside design, with an emphasis on safety and the clear recovery area concept; a synopsis of each of the papers that was presented during this session; and a summary emphasizing the emerging cross section design issues and research needs.

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  • Authors:
    • Hall, L E
    • Powers, R D
    • Turner, D S
    • Brilon, W
    • Hall, J W
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  • Publication Date: 1998-1


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  • Created Date: Jun 9 2000 12:00AM