COSTS AND BENEFITS OF STRATEGIC ACQUISITION OF LIMITED ACCESS RIGHT-OF-WAY AT FREEWAY INTERCHANGE AREAS

The purpose of this research is to assess the cost effectiveness of purchasing additional limited access right-of-way at the time of construction in lieu of retrofitting interchange areas after functional failure. The findings indicate that the long term safety, operational, and fiscal benefits of purchasing additional limited access right-of-way at interchange areas, significantly exceed the initial up-front right-of-way costs. This is particularly true for new interchanges in areas where land has not yet been extensively subdivided and developed. Additional research is suggested to further refine and expand upon the results. Nonetheless, the magnitude of these results suggests that state transportation agencies and the traveling public could benefit greatly by an increase in the amount of limited access right-of-way that is acquired at interchange areas to a minimum 600' and a desirable 1/4 mile.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    University of South Florida, Tampa

    Center for Urban Transportation Research, 4202 East Fowler Avenue
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620-5375

    Florida Department of Transportation

    605 Suwannee Street
    Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
  • Authors:
    • Williams, K M
    • Zhou, H
    • Hagen, L
  • Publication Date: 2004-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00988037
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FDOT: BC 353-43
  • Contract Numbers: BC 353 WO 43
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 3 2005 12:00AM