Median Cross-Section Design for Rural Divided Highways

The objective of this research is to develop improved guidelines for designing median typical cross-sections (i.e., width, slope, and barrier) on new and existing rural divided highways. Traffic volumes, clear zones, and drainage must all be considered. The guidelines should be suitable for inclusion in American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' (AASHTO's) Roadside Design Guide and Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $800000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 22-21

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Derr, B

  • Performing Organizations:

    Midwest Research Institute

    425 Volker Boulevard
    Kansas City, MO  United States  64110-2299
  • Principal Investigators:

    Graham, Jerry

  • Start Date: 20060124
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110423
  • Source Data: RiP Project 11209

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01547414
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 22-21
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Dec 9 2014 1:01AM