MEDIANS OF DIVIDED HIGHWAYS-FREQUENCY AND NATURE OF VEHICLE ENCROACHMENT

PRIMARY EFFORTS HAVE BEEN DEVOTED TO SEEKING INFORMATION NEEDED FOR MEDIAN DESIGN TO ACHIEVE OPTIMUM SAFETY AND SERVICE TO TRAFFIC. THE FACTORS UNDER CONSIDERATION WERE' /1/ THE EXTENT TO WHICH MEDIAN WIDTH AND CROSS-SECTION CAN AND SHOULD REDUCE HEADLIGHT GLARE AND DELINEATE ROADWAY ALIGNMENT. /2/ THE EFFECT OF SHRUBS, SIGNS AND OTHER MEDIAN APPURTENANCES ON THE SAFETY OF ENCROACHING VEHICLES, AND /3/ THE DIMENSIONS OF MEDIAN WIDTHS AND CROSS-SECTIONS NECESSARY TO STOP AND RECOVER ENCROACHING VEHICLES AND PREVENT ACCIDENTS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr, Ihr-59, BPR-31
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Urbana, IL  United States  61801

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    Division of Highways, 2300 South Dirksen Parkway
    Springfield, IL  United States  62764
  • Authors:
    • Hutchinson, J W
    • Kennedy, T W
  • Publication Date: 1965-12

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203119
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 1 1994 12:00AM