KCTRP: Improving Intersection Design Practices 09-380

Grants and Contracts Details


OBJECTIVES: The objective of this project is to develop a process where a complete and systematic evaluation of intersection design alternatives is achieved. The alternatives should address operational and safety efficiency for all roadway users. Intersection alternatives should consider both geometric design and operational elements, such as number of lanes, auxiliary lanes, lane usage, and traffic control. The traffic control options should evaluate the use of sign, traffic signal, and roundabout options and determine the most appropriate control for the particular location. This will allow for a more appropriate and properly customized design for each section and avoid the use of "standard or typical" designs. Moreover, this approach will provide a properly justified and documented decision process that could become part of the design file for the project and it would be based on sound engineering judgment.
Effective start/end date7/1/086/30/09


  • KY Transportation Cabinet


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