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1966

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VA

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I95

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This section of Interstate highway (I-95 in Virginia) illustrates many of the safety features being built into the Interstate System, which will result in saving 8,000 lives each year when the system is complete.  These features include: controlled access, wide median dividing opposing traffic, long sight distances, gentle curvatures, all crossings separated by bridges or underpasses, wide paved shoulders, and acceleration and deceleration lanes.  Note also good design integrating esthetics and safety, including retention of trees in median and interchange area to reduce headlight glare, and adaptation of all highway elements to geographical features.

This section of Interstate highway (I-95 in Virginia) illustrates many of the safety features being built into the Interstate System, which will result in saving 8,000 lives each year when the system is complete. These features include: controlled access, wide median dividing opposing traffic, long sight distances, gentle curvatures, all crossings separated by bridges or underpasses, wide paved shoulders, and acceleration and deceleration lanes. Note also good design integrating esthetics and safety, including retention of trees in median and interchange area to reduce headlight glare, and adaptation of all highway elements to geographical features.


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Updated: 10/22/2013
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