Urban Applications of Innovative Intersection Designs

The primary objective is to discover the pros and cons of Alternative Intersections (AIs) in urban settings, and communicate both the good and bad effectively to North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and subsequent stakeholders. The effort will result in highly detailed 2D/3D graphical depictions of corridors with AI designs such as Quadrants, Bowties, Thru-Turns, RCUTs, MUTs, and One-Way Split Intersections, accentuating their full “place-making” potential. The research team will compare them to each other not only visually, but also numerically in terms of overall footprint, traffic level of service (LOS) performance, maximum 1-hour entering capacity, expected speed and safety effects, and expected cost ranges. The research will also attempt to depict more traditional corridor designs, such as “double-left” intersection designs, both as they typically exist now, and as they might exist with “equally ambitious” place-making features, so the overall footprint and acreage of space dedicated to pavement vs non-pavement uses can be compared “apples to apples.”

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $250806
  • Contract Numbers:

    FHWA/NC/2021-11

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    North Carolina Department of Transportation

    Research and Development
    1549 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27699-1549
  • Managing Organizations:

    North Carolina Department of Transportation

    Research and Development
    1549 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27699-1549
  • Project Managers:

    Penny, Lisa

  • Performing Organizations:

    North Carolina State University

    Institute of Transportation Research and Education
    Raleigh, North Carolina  United States  27695-8601
  • Principal Investigators:

    Cunningham, Christopher

  • Start Date: 20210101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: 2021-11

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01768755
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: North Carolina Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: FHWA/NC/2021-11
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 30 2021 8:26AM