LANE DETERMINATION TECHNIQUES FOR FREEWAY FACILITIES

FREEWAY DEVELOPMENT HAS ADVANCED GREATLY IN THE PAST TEN YEARS. PRESENTLY FREEWAY SYSTEMS ARE PROJECTED 20 YEARS OR MORE IN ADVANCE. PEAK HOUR TRAFFIC SHOULD NOT BE THE ONLY BASIS FOR DESIGN. MANY OTHER FACTORS SUCH AS HOLIDAY OR WEEKEND TRAVEL, SPECIAL EVENTS, STAGE CONSTRUCTION, ACCIDENTS AND MAINTENANCE MUST ALSO BE CONSIDERED. DESIGN CONTROLS - VOLUME CAPACITY RELATIONS, LANE BALANCE, BASIC NUMBER OF LANES, AND SPECIAL AUXILIARY LANES, MUST BE APPLIED TO VARIOUS ELEMENTS OF THE FREEWAY - MERGING AND DIVERGING SECTIONS, AND WEAVING SECTIONS. THE FREEWAY SHOULD BE DESIGNED TO OFFER MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY IN OPERATION. THE NUMBER AND ARRANGEMENT OF LANES MUST BE SUCH AS TO ALLOW FOR THE ACCOMMODATION OF SUBSTANTIAL VARIATIONS IN PATTERN AND VOLUME OF TRAFFIC. FACILITIES FOR MERGING AND DIVERGING TRAFFIC MUST BE ACCORDED SPECIAL ATTENTION. THE ARTICLE ALSO CONTAINS SOME DESIGN RECOMMENDATIONS AS WELL AS LATEST ACCEPTED PRACTICES. /CGRA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • pp 314-331, 14 FIG, 1 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Leisch, J E
  • Publication Date: 1965-9-27

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  • Accession Number: 00203205
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: pp 349-352
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  • Created Date: Aug 5 1994 12:00AM