Design Speed Selection Recommendations

Current procedure for design speed selection and application has been a concern for many design engineers, researchers, etc for a long period of time. There are two major concerns that must be considered when selecting the design speed: first the fact that the design speed is being exceeded by the majority of drivers, and, secondly, there is a distinct difference between driver's behavior and the road's speed selection. Current approaches neglect the importance the design speed has on current users, society, environment, and neighborhood. Due to limitations of the current design speed selection approach based on AASHTO guidelines, DelDOT design engineers desire alternatives to ensure a better design speed selection process. The scope of this paper is to provide DelDOT design engineers with research that includes the best available information on design speed selection.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Delaware Department of Transportation

      P.O. Box 778
      Dover, DE  USA  19901
    • Performing Organizations:

      Delaware Center for Transportation

      301 DuPont Hall
      Office 360D Dupont Hall
      Newark, DE  USA  19716
    • Principal Investigators:

      Faghri, Ardeshir

    • Start Date: 20030701
    • Actual Completion Date: 20040930
    • Source Data: RiP Project 18683

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459840
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Delaware Department of Transportation
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:13PM