COSTS AND BENEFITS OF ACCESS CONTROL ALTERNATIVES FOR RURAL PRINCIPAL ARTERIALS

WHAT EFFECT DIFFERENT ACCESS CONTROL CRITERIA FOR RURAL ARTERIAL HIGHWAYS, USED IN THE 1970-1990 NATIONAL HIGHWAY FUNCTION CLASSIFICATION AND NEEDS STUDY, WOULD HAVE ON THE REPORTED RESULTS WERE ESTIMATED. TWO ALTERNATIVES WERE DEVELOPED AND TESTED. ESTIMATES OF THE DIFFERENCES IN COST, ACCIDENTS, AND FATALITIES; BENEFIT/COST RATIOS AMONG THE THREE STRATEGIES WERE THEN DEVELOPED IN TERMS OF NATIONWIDE SYSTEM TOTALS. THE RESULTS ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE TRADEOFFS FREQUENTLY ENCOUNTERED IN HIGHWAY INVESTMENT POLICY, THE RELATIVE WEIGHT TO BE GIVEN COST ECONOMY, DIRECT ROAD USER BENEFIT, AND SAFETY CONCERNS. OTHER USER AND NON-USER EFFECTS WERE DISCUSSED BUT NOT QUANTIFIED. /FHWA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Statewide Highway Planning Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Boeglin, R E
  • Publication Date: 1973-3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201240
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rept
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 19 1973 12:00AM