Effective Use of Graphics in Access Management Projects

This paper presents graphical techniques used during the US 90 and US 98 Corridor Management Reports in Santa Rosa County, Florida. The highways were built prior to the implementation of Florida's Access Management Act, adopted in 1988, which established standards to regulate the spacing and location of driveway connections, median openings, and traffic signals. Both US 90 and US 98 fall below the adopted standards in many areas, a problem that grew noticeably worse in the 1990s when there was significant urban and commercial expansion. Projected growth is expected to exacerbate deteriorating capacity and traffic safety conditions. Few segments of the corridors are planned or programmed for widening because of a lack of funding. Therefore, access plans for the roadways were prepared as a part of the Corridor Management Reports in an effort to address the capacity and safety issues along the corridors.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 34-42
  • Monograph Title: Fifth National Conference on Access Management, June 23-26, 2002, Austin, Texas

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01046219
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 17 2007 11:50AM