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A Policy on Design StandardsInterstate System, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Washington, D.C., July 1991).
Wikipedia Article: 7/9/13
Standards for Interstate Highways in the United States are defined by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) in the publication A Policy on Design Standards - Interstate System. For a certain highway to be considered an Interstate, it must meet these construction requirements or obtain a waiver from the Federal Highway Administration.
These guidelines do not establish ramp and interchange spacing standards. Rather they provide a process and criteria for assessing spacing in a given context to assist planners and designers in considering the feasibility of new or rebuilt interchanges and ramps. Interchange spacing is defined as the distance between the centerlines of successive crossroads with interchanges on a freeway.
Rakha, H., A. Flintsch, M. Arafeh, G. Abdel-Salam, D. Dua and M. Abbas, Access Control Design on Highway Interchanges, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia Transportation Research Council (2008)
This project applied analytical tools (regional economic forecasting models, GIS, transportation planning software, and traffic simulation software) to inform the planning and development process along an emerging interstate highway corridor. It illustrated the benefits of advanced planning and access management intended to preserve the functional integrity of the corridor and its interchanges and crossroads.
Butorac, M., and J. Wen, NCHRP Synthesis 332: Access Management on Crossroads in the Vicinity of Interchanges, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C. (2004)
This study documented practices and standards relative to access location and design on the crossroads in the vicinity of interchanges, both for new interchanges and retrofit of existing interchanges. It provides guidance relative to factors that may be considered when assessing crossroad and mainline spacing near interchanges.
Anderson, M., L. Severin, S. Jones Jr., S. Ostaseski and M. Lewandowski, GIS Forecast of Potential Interchange Land Use Patterns to Support Access Management, Transportation Research Board 86th Annual Meeting (2007)
Stewart, J., US-280 Access Management - Managing Small Town Economics, 10th National Conference on Transportation Planning for Small and Medium-Sized Communities (2006)
Vu, P., V. Shankar, G. Ulfarsson, Is Access Management Good for Business? Business Perceptions of the Effects of Traffic Access Management on Accessibility and Patronage, Transportation Planning and Technology, Vol. 29, Issue 4 (2006)
Plazak, D. and H. Preston, Long-Term Business and Land Development Impacts of Access Management: Minnesota Interstate 394 Case Study, Paper 06-0040, 85th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting, Washington, D.C. (2006)
Ismart, D., W. Frawley, D. Plazak, K. Williams, D. Matherly, M. Fendrick, N. Spiller. Safe Access is Good for Business, FHWA-HOP-06-107, (2006) This primer summarizes research on economic impacts of access management. It is designed to address questions the business owners may have about access management and its effect on business activity and the local economy.
Cunningham, C., M. Miller, S. Smith, D. Findley, D. Carter, B. Schroeder, D. Katz and R. Foyle, Economic Effects of Access Management Techniques in North Carolina, prepared for North Carolina Department of Transportation, North Carolina State University (2010) [Cunningham, C., M. Miller, S. Smith, D. Findley, D. Carter, B. Schroeder, D. Katz and R. Foyle, Economic Effects of Access Management Techniques in North Carolina, 90th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting, Washington, D.C. (2011)]
This document became the first national guide focused specifically on driveway design since the publication of AASHTOs An Informational Guide for Preparing Private Driveway Regulations for Major Highways in 1959. Since 1959, the transportation system and its needs have changed drastically, and this report addresses the need for a comprehensive driveway design guide that accounts for vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists. The report identifies more than 90 design elements that directly or indirectly affect the geometric design of a driveway or access point.
S. Smith. NCHRP Report 435: Guidebook for Transportation Corridor Studies: A Process for Effective Decision-Making, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C. (1999)
Williams, K., NCHRP Synthesis 337: Cooperative Agreements for Corridor Management, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, National Academy Press: Washington, D.C. (2004)
This report reviews the state of the practice in developing and implementing cooperative agreements for corridor management, elements of such agreements, and best practices or lessons learned. It includes several case examples of cooperative agreements. Below are a few excerpts from the report relative to effective agreements.
Williams, K. and C. Hopes. Guide for Analysis of Corridor Management Policies and Practices, prepared for the Florida Department of Transportation, (2007)
The guide provides detailed guidance for conducting a corridor management policy analysis including:
steps in evaluating local government policies and practices,
methods for identifying implementation needs, and
a framework for recommending policy changes, including examples and resources for further information.
Vermont Agency of Transportation, Vermont Corridor Management Handbook, prepared by Cambridge Systematics, Inc. (2005) [online] http://www.aot.state.vt.us/planning/vtcorridor.htm
Seggerman, K. and K. Williams. Effective Strategies for Comprehensive Corridor Management, prepared for the Florida Department of Transportation, Center for Urban Transportation Research, Tampa, FL, 2004.
This study includes numerous case studies of effective corridor management plans, processes and policies.