A Prioritization Process for Access Management Implementation in Utah

Appropriate access management techniques can improve the safety and efficiency of arterial roads. To determine which roads can most benefit by the implementation of access management techniques, a prioritization process was developed to recommend various access management treatments. To serve as the basis for the performance index, a database was created including identifying features, characteristics, and crash history for 175 arterial road segments on Utah state routes. Stepwise linear regression was applied to the data collected to determine which characteristics of the roads were correlated with crash rate, crash severity, and specific collision types. Recommendations for access management treatments were given in the form of a decision tree to classify existing or future road segments into subcategories based on volume, signal spacing, land use, and other criteria, with recommendations provided for each subcategory.

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    Brigham Young University

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Provo, UT  United States  84602

    Utah Department of Transportation

    Research and Development Division, 4501 South 2700 West, P.O. Box 148410
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84119-8410
  • Authors:
    • Schultz, Grant G
    • Braley, Kordel T
  • Publication Date: 2007-5


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 164p

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  • Accession Number: 01052316
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UT-07.05
  • Created Date: Jul 3 2007 9:57AM