This report presents the results and recommendations of a review of the South Dakota Department of Transportation's (SDDOT's) highway access control process. This document presents recommendations that improve South Dakota's access policy. The document also recommends access criteria for driveway locations and design, a recommended permitting process, access management authority in South Dakota, the benefits of improved access management, tools for local government, performance measures, and an implementation plan. The principal purpose of the review of SDDOT's highway access control process was to develop improved access policies, design guidelines and procedures for applying them. The policies, guidelines and procedures are intended to: Improve highway safety by minimizing the number, severity, and cost of accidents arising from access onto and off the highway system; Preserve investments in highways and roads by maintaining the functional integrity of the system; Provide consistency and predictability regarding access; Improve coordination and consistency between state and local governments regarding access policies; and Update the 1970s access management policies and design guidelines to provide an improved and consistent basis for managing highway access. Broad based stakeholder understanding of the safety and system benefits from improved access management formed an important element of the project.


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Media Info

  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 214 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00803935
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SD99-01-F
  • Contract Numbers: 310648
  • Created Date: Dec 20 2001 12:00AM