Guidelines for Truck Lane Restrictions in Texas

This report describes a one-year project conducted for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to assess the current state-of-the-practice in truck lane restrictions and to recommend guidelines for implementing truck lane restrictions in Texas. Researchers conducted several tasks, including an extensive literature review on the application and evaluation of truck lane restrictions, and a survey of state practices to identify states that have implemented truck lane restrictions for operational/safety benefits or for pavement longevity purposes. During the conduct of this research, the 75th Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 773, permitting local municipalities to request, from TxDOT, lane restrictions on certain highways. This bill, and the results of the research, were used to develop guidelines for TxDOT to implement these lane restriction when a request is received from a local municipality. The adoption of these guidelines by TxDOT will provide consistent implementation across the state for truck lane restrictions.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Research Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 108p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01100714
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-98/1726-S
  • Contract Numbers: Study No. 0-1726
  • Created Date: May 29 2008 2:12PM