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Publication Number: FHWA-RD-97-135
Date: January 1998

Older Driver Highway Design Handbook

TABLE OF CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION arrow up back to top

  1. FOREWORD
  2. TECHNICAL REPORT DOCUMENTATION PAGE
  3. SI (MODERN METRIC) CONVERSION FACTORS
  4. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  5. PREFACE
  6. ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS

RECOMMENDATIONS

I. INTERSECTIONS (AT-GRADE) arrow up back to top

Background and Scope of Handbook Recommendations

Recommendations by Design Element

  1. Intersecting Angle (Skew)
  2. Receiving Lane (Throat)
    Width for Turning Operations
  3. Channelization
  4. Intersection Sight Distance
    (Sight Triangle)
  5. Opposite (Single) Left-Turn Lane Geometry, Signing, and Delineation
  6. Edge Treatments/Delineation of Curbs, Medians, and Obstacles
  7. Curb Radius
  8. Traffic Control for Left-Turn Movements at Signalized Intersections
  9. Traffic Control for Right-Turn/RTOR Movements at Signalized Intersections
  10. Street-Name Signage
  11. One-Way/Wrong-Way Signage
  12. Stop- and Yield-Controlled Intersection Signage
  13. Devices for Lane Assignment on Intersection Approach
  14. Traffic Signal Performance Issues
  15. Fixed Lighting Installations
  16. Pedestrian Control Devices

II. INTERCHANGES (GRADE SEPARATION) arrow up back to top

Background and Scope of Handbook Recommendations

Recommendations by Design Element

  1. Gore Delineation
  2. Acceleration/Deceleration Lane Design Features
  3. Fixed Lighting Installations
  4. Traffic Control Devices for Prohibited Movements on Freeway Ramps

III. ROADWAY CURVATURE AND PASSING ZONES arrow up back to top

Background and Scope of Handbook Recommendations Recommendations by Design Element

  1. Pavement Markings and Delineation on Horizontal Curves
  2. Pavement Width on Horizontal Curves
  3. Crest Vertical Curve Length and Advance Signing for Sight-Restricted Locations
  4. Passing Zone Length, Passing Sight Distance, and Passing/Overtaking Lanes on Two-Lane Highways

IV. CONSTRUCTION/WORK ZONES arrow up back to top

Background and Scope of Handbook Recommendations Recommendations by Design Element

  1. Advance Signing for Lane Closure(s)
  2. Variable (Changeable) Message Signing Practices
  3. Channelization Practices
  4. Delineation of Crossovers/Alternate Travel Paths
  5. Temporary Pavement Markings
  1. Intersecting Angle (Skew)
  2. Receiving Lane (Throat)
    Width for Turning Operations
  3. Channelization
  4. Intersection Sight Distance
    (Sight Triangle)
  5. Opposite (Single) Left-Turn Lane Geometry, Signing, and Delineation
  6. Edge Treatments/Delineation of Curbs, Medians, and Obstacles
  7. Curb Radius
  8. Traffic Control for Left-Turn Movements at Signalized Intersections
  9. Traffic Control for Right-Turn/RTOR Movements at Signalized Intersections
  10. Street-Name Signage
  11. One-Way/Wrong-Way Signage
  12. Stop- and Yield-Controlled Intersection Signage
  13. Devices for Lane Assignment on Intersection Approach
  14. Traffic Signal Performance Issues
  15. Fixed Lighting Installations
  16. Pedestrian Control Devices

II. INTERCHANGES (GRADE SEPARATION) arrow up back to top

  1. Exit Signing and Exit Ramp Gore Delineation
  2. Acceleration/Deceleration Lane Design Features
  3. Fixed Lighting Installations
  4. Traffic Control Devices for Prohibited Movements on Freeway Ramps

III. ROADWAY CURVATURE AND PASSING ZONES arrow up back to top

  1. Pavement Markings and Delineation on Horizontal Curves
  2. Pavement Width on Horizontal Curves
  3. Crest Vertical Curve Length and Advance Signing for Sight-Restricted Locations
  4. Passing Zone Length, Passing Sight Distance, and Passing/Overtaking Lanes on Two-Lane Highways

IV. CONSTRUCTION/WORK ZONES arrow up back to top

  1. Advance Signing for Lane Closure(s)
  2. Variable (Changeable) Message Signing Practices
  3. Channelization Practices
  4. Delineation of Crossovers/Alternate Travel Paths
  5. Temporary Pavement Markings

GLOSSARY

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