Traffic Control Devices and Measures for Deterring Wrong-Way Movements

The objectives of this research are to (1) determine the type(s), number, and location(s) of traffic control devices required on freeway and expressway ramps, cross streets, frontage roads, intersection approaches, and emergency cross-overs in order to improve safety and deter wrong-way movements; (2) evaluate the impact of varying median widths on wrong-way movement signing and marking requirements on low- and high-speed rural and urban divided highways; (3) identify inconsistencies in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) pertaining to median widths used to determine whether medians are treated as one or two intersections for traffic control purposes; and (4) propose for adoption to the Regulatory and Warning, and Markings Technical Committees of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD) and to the NCUTCD appropriate definitions, text, and figure changes where applicable in Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the MUTCD. Research complete. Final report anticipated spring 2018.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $300000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 03-117

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Hartell, Ann

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute

  • Principal Investigators:

    Finley, Melisa

  • Start Date: 20150511
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180115

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01647494
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 03-117
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 27 2017 3:02PM