Guide for Intersection Control Evaluation

A variety of intersection control evaluation processes and metrics are used by highway agencies for evaluating intersection geometry and control alternatives and identifying an optimal geometric and control solution for an intersection. These processes usually address safety, operational, multimodal, environmental, right-of-way, and cost impacts and other considerations. However, there is no widely accepted procedure or guide for evaluating new intersections or modifications to an intersection.  There is a need to develop a guide that incorporates rational processes, objective performance metrics, and appropriate tools to provide a consistent and objective intersection control evaluation. Such a guide will help highway agency personnel in making decisions regarding intersection type and control, and implementing safer, more balanced, and more cost-effective solutions. The objective of this research is to develop a guide for intersection control evaluation. The guide shall include associated processes and tools, and be prepared in a format appropriate for consideration and adoption by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). For the purpose of this research intersections include interchanges.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $400000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 17-98

  • 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:

    Khaleghi, Bijan

  • Performing Organizations:

    Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

    2 E. congress St.
    Ste 705
    Tucson, AZ  United States  85704
  • Principal Investigators:

    Schroeder, Bastian

  • Start Date: 20210517
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230516
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01739573
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 17-98
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 19 2020 4:49PM