Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 50-05. Incorporating Access Management into Local Ordinances

Managing access connections to roadways is an effective strategy for reducing crash frequency and improving the operational performance of roadways. Tools used by state departments of transportation (DOTs) and local governments to manage access connections include highway design features and the use of permitting to control driveway locations, spacing, and design. Local government land use decisions impact all aspects of access management. Many local agencies are recognizing their role and ability to enable safe and efficient roadway access, and would like to improve their access management planning. At the same time, DOTs are recognizing the need to better coordinate access management planning with local jurisdictions. The objective of this synthesis is to document local tools, ordinances, site design regulations, and other practices that support access management. The synthesis will also document strategies to facilitate coordination between state and local agencies on issues related to access management.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 50-05

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Gause, Jo

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Florida, Gainesville

    152 Rhines Hall
    P.O. Box 116400
    Gainesville, FL  United States  32611
  • Principal Investigators:

    Williams, Kristine

  • Start Date: 20181002
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01668998
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 50-05
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: May 14 2018 3:03PM