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Overview

 

Research and Development (R&D) Project Sites

 
Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-10-0040
Project Name:   Improving Signing and Markings at Complex Interchanges
Project Status:   Completed
Start Date:  September 1, 2010
End Date:  September 13, 2012
Contact Information
Last Name:  Shurbutt
First Name:  Jim
Telephone:  202-493-3420
E-mail:  jimmy.shurbutt@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Safety Research and Development
Team:   Human Factors Team [HRDS-30]
Program:   Safety Innovation Deployment
Project detail
Project Description:   The objective of the project is to identify potential improvements to current marking and signing practices for complex interchanges.
Goals:   The key project objective is to identify potential improvements to current marking and signing practices for complex interchanges. A human factors study will be conducted to examine these alternative signing and marking treatments to determine their effects on driver decisionmaking, comfort, and safety. 
Product Type:   Research report
Test Methodology:   Applied Simulation
Partners:   Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Safety Research and Development; Role(s): Advisory
Expected Benefits:   The expected benefit is the ability to design better directional signing that delivers a better message with more accurate and intuitive information as well as overall design of interchanges.
Deliverables: Name: Final report.
Product Type(s): Research report
Description: The deliverables are recommendations for navigation signage to aid complex interchange design.
FHWA Topics:   Road Operations and Congestion--Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)
TRT Terms:   Safety
Interchanges
Research
Signs
Human Factors
Road Markings
Design
FHWA Disciplines:   Design
Operations
Safety
Subject Areas:   Highways
Research
Safety and Human Factors
Design

 

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