Pedestrian Safety and Accessibility Best Practices for Channelized Right Turn Lanes

Highway agencies throughout the United States often utilize channelized right-turn lanes to improve the operational performance of intersections across a variety of design settings. However, the impact of channelized right-turn lanes on safety performance is less clear. This proposed research intends to synthesize best practices in channelized right-turn lane design for pedestrians, including a specific focus on identifying both proven or emerging strategies to mitigate potential concerns for persons with vision impairments or other disabilities. This will be completed by aggregating the findings of a comprehensive literature review, a national survey of state and local highway agencies, as well as interviews with stakeholder groups. Guidance and recommendations will be provided regarding the preferred designs for right-turn channelization in order to meet the needs of all road users.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $68160
    • Contract Numbers:

      1036336 WO#10

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Local Road Research Board

      395 John Ireland Boulevard
      St. Paul, Minnesota  United States  55155-1899
    • Managing Organizations:

      Minnesota Department of Transportation

      395 John Ireland Boulevard
      St Paul, MN  United States  55155
    • Performing Organizations:

      Michigan State University, East Lansing

      East Lansing, MI  United States  48824
    • Start Date: 20230712
    • Expected Completion Date: 20241231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01887858
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 1036336 WO#10
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 18 2023 11:48AM