Effective local access management requires planning as well as regulatory solutions. Communities should establish a policy framework that supports access management in the local comprehensive plan, prepare corridor or access management plans for specific problem areas, and encourage good site planning techniques. Land development and subdivision regulations should be amended accordingly and communities may also consider a separate access management ordinance.
State of Florida Rules and Statutes about Access Management (2016)
- Rule 14-96 Connection Permits
- Application and permit forms
- Rule 14-97 Access Management Standards and Classifications
- Access Management Florida Statute 335.18, State Highway System
- Access Management Act
- Procedure on Median Openings and Access Management 625-010-021
- Procedure on Assignment of Access Management Classifications to the State Highway System
This is a PowerPoint presentation delivered to the Florida Department of Transportation District 3 Office on October 20, 2016
- Fundamentals of Access Management
- Complete Streets Initiative Considerations
- Pedestrian Access Management
- Access Management in Site Development
- FDOT Resources
- Traffic Studies for Permitting
- Exclusive Turn Lanes
- Complete Streets Implementation
- D3 Permit Checklist
Case Studies include:
The Values We Used To Craft A Successful Review Process
Process should be consistent
Need to involve a multi-disciplinary management level team in each district
Communication between all parties is critical throughout the process
Florida DOT staff will use creativity and flexibility to resolve issues
Some Closing Thoughts
Look for solutions within your organization
We found a model process in one of our districts.
Zhou, H., K. Williams and W. Farah, Methodology to Evaluate the Effects of Access Control near Freeway Interchange Areas, Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 134, Issue 12 (2008)
Williams, K., H. Zhou, and W. Farah, Costs and Benefits of Strategic Acquisition of Limited Access Right-of-Way at Freeway Interchange Areas, prepared for the Florida Department of Transportation, (2004)
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.