MARYLAND'S PRIMARY HIGHWAY SYSTEM: CRITERIA, POLICIES, AND FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS. ABRIDGMENT

Criteria for system designation and policies for system development have been proposed that recognize that the funding necessary to bring the entire system to freeway standards will not be available in the foreseeable future. Several estimates of state and federal revenues were developed, and it was concluded that (a) MDOT cannot complete all the primary projects in its approved 5-year program within 20 years without additional revenues and (b) even under the most optimistic estimate of revenues, the total cost to implement the primary highway system exceeds the revenues that are anticipated to be available. Emphasis, therefore, has been placed on making better use of existing facilities, for example, by adding access controls where practical. In addition, several major freeways that were part of the long-range planned freeway system in Maryland were deleted from the primary highway system. The proposed criteria for system designation will provide, for the first time, an objective process by which to consider suggested additions to the system. Thus far, only the primary system has been analyzed. As a next step, it is proposed to conduct a similar analysis and develop criteria for inclusion of facilities in the secondary system so that the entire state highway system can be rationalized. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 18-20
  • Monograph Title: Transportation finance and charges, programming, and costs
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196586
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028256
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM