Partial Interchanges in New Jersey: Data Development and Evaluation

Statistics show that travel on the United States highway system has increased five times over the past 50 years from 600 billion, Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) in 1956, to 3 trillion VMT in 2006. In addition, the freeway system is aging and in need of rehabilitation and reconstruction, particularly at interchanges. At the same time, interchange upgrades are among the most costly of highway construction projects. Despite the large cost, many of these projects can be justified by realized benefits resulting from improved highway safety and mobility. Recognizing the importance of this issue and the role they have in developing and managing the statewide transportation system in New Jersey, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) initiated a statewide study of partial interchanges, including the development of a systematic approach to evaluating the missing connections and recommendations for upgrading partial interchanges where such investment is warranted. In coordination with the NJDOT Project Management and the Partial Interchange Stakeholder Coordination Group, the research team will develop a Statewide Partial Interchange Evaluation Protocol. The proposed interchange evaluation protocol will be tailored for New Jersey and will consider the vital factors of mobility, Safety, Historical performance, Cost effectiveness and Sustainability in evaluating the operational performance of partial interchanges.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rutgers University, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)


  • English


  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New Jersey Department of Transportation

    1035 Parkway Avenue
    Trenton, NJ  United States  08625
  • Project Managers:

    Bartlett, Doug

  • Performing Organizations:

    New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

    Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
    University Heights
    Newark, NJ  United States  07102-1982

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Rd
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Principal Investigators:

    Moini, Nadereh

    Dimitrijevic, Branislav

    Spasovic, Lazar

    Szary, Pat

  • Start Date: 20090701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 26689

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01461349
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 240-RU1197
  • Files: UTC, RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:44PM