THE DESIGN CONCEPT FOR HIGHWAY 401-TORONTO

THE CHALLENGE OF REDEVELOPING HIGHWAY 401 TO A FACILITY THAT WOULD SATISFY TRAFFIC REQUIREMENTS DEMANDED AN EXTENSIVE STUDY OF THE PATTERNS OF TRAFFIC MOVEMENTS AND VOLUMES NOW AND IN THE FUTURE. AS A RESULT OF THESE INVES- TIGATIONS, A DESIGN WAS DETERMINED TO ACCOMMODATE THESE PROJECTED VOLUMES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FUNCTION OF THE ROAD. A BASIC PLAN FOR TWELVE LANES WAS DEVELOPED WITH A MEDIAN AND TWO DIVIDER STRIPS TO PROVIDE A CENTRAL MAIN HIGHWAY WITH ADJACENT COLLECTOR-DISTRIBUTOR ROADS. THE KEY TO THE DESIGN WAS THE LOCATION OF THE TRANSFER LANES CONNECTING THE COLLECTOR-DISTRIBUTOR LANES WITH THE CORE LANES. THE NOVELTY OF THE DESIGN WAS THE FULL CONTROL OF ACCESS THAT WAS APPLIED TO THE COLLECTOR-DISTRIBUTOR ROAD WAYS AND THE ENSUING INTER-CHANGE DESIGN NECESSARY TO MAIN- TAIN THIS HIGH LEVEL OF SERVICE /CGRA/A/A

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • P479, 14pp, 9FIG, 1APP
  • Authors:
    • Vardon, J L
  • Publication Date: 1964

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  • Accession Number: 00203202
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 24 1994 12:00AM