U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
December 4, 2013
Nearly half of all severe roadway crashes in the U.S. are intersection related. As part of the safety focus area of the Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is promoting several proven techniques to improve the safety of intersections: roundabouts, displaced left-turn intersections, restricted crossing U-turn intersections, median U-turn intersections, and the diverging diamond interchange. Transportation agencies that apply these innovative intersections and interchanges can not only reduce crashes, but greatly enhance efficiency for moving traffic, often with substantial cost savings and accelerated project delivery.
This EDC Exchange will present information on these innovative intersections and interchanges and how they can help you to improve safety and mobility for all users at intersections in your jurisdictions. The Exchange will expand upon presentations and discussions that were conducted during the 2013 Spring Virtual Summit by offering a more in-depth look at how these innovations are applicable to local and Tribal transportation agencies. The Exchange will feature presentations from local agencies describing how they were able to implement these innovative designs to solve some challenging intersection problems.