Development of a Roadway Corridor Safety Approach to Identify High-risk Corridors and Prevent Fatalities on Florida Roadways

The main goal of this research is to develop a roadway corridor safety approach that can be used to define, identify, and evaluate high-risk urban roadway corridors on the Florida state highway system with respect to fatal crash frequency. First, a high-level risk-based analysis will be conducted to identify roadway corridors with high fatal crash risk for priority treatment. Corridor safety models will then be developed using roadway and intersection data to better understand reasons for differences in fatal crash risk between corridors. Using a risk-based approach allows for the incorporation of non-crash data, such as citations, to provide a more holistic understanding of a roadway corridor’s fatal crash risk rather than only considering crashes. Determining risk factors can help Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) identify countermeasures that might not have been considered otherwise. This approach will assist FDOT’s effort of Toward Zero Deaths by identifying high-risk corridors which are expected to experience many fatal crashes in the near future. It will also help FDOT determine appropriate countermeasures to prevent fatalities from occurring in these corridors. Analyzing entire roadway corridors that include intersections and roadways segments can provide insights not identifiable when studying intersections and roadway segments separately.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $293804
    • Contract Numbers:

      BED26 977-01

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      University of Central Florida, Orlando

      12443 Research Parkway, Suite 207
      Orlando, FL  United States  32826-
    • Project Managers:

      EI-Urfali, Alan

    • Principal Investigators:

      Al-Deek, Haitham

    • Start Date: 20220303
    • Expected Completion Date: 20240228
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01841093
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BED26 977-01
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Mar 29 2022 11:18AM