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Project ID:FHWA-PROJ-10-0040
Project Name: Improving Signing and Markings at Complex Interchanges
Status: Completed
Last Name:Shurbutt
First Name:Jim
Office: Office of Safety Research and Development
Team:Human Factors Team
Project Description:The objective of the project is to identify potential improvements to current marking and signing practices for complex interchanges.
Start Date: September 1, 2010
End Date: September 13, 2012
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. 
Test Methodology: Applied Simulation
  • Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Safety Research and Development; Role(s): Advisory
  • Texas Department of Transportation; Role(s): Technical
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.
Keywords: Safety
Human Factors
Road Markings
Subject Areas: Highways
Safety and Human Factors