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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-10-0066
Project Name:   Field and Safety Evaluation of Mini-Roundabouts
Project Status:   Active
Start Date:  October 1, 2010
End Date:  October 1, 2015
Contact Information
Last Name:  Zhang
First Name:  Wei
Telephone:  202-493-3317
E-mail:  wei.zhang@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Safety Research and Development
Team:   Roadway Team [HRDS-10]
Program:   Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
Laboratory:   Human Factors Laboratory
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Intersections
Project Description:   This project plans to accomplish:(1) Field evaluation of five existing sites.(2) Marketing material and video for new installations.(3) Field evaluation and crash comparison of expected 10 new sites.
Goals:   The key project objective is safety congestion reduction.
Field Test:   Yes
Product Type:   Research report
Technical report
Test Methodology:   Before and after field study
Expected Benefits:   Reduce congestion, improve safety
Deliverables:   The products are documented findings of five mini-roundabouts constructed before start of this contract.
Project Findings:   Mini-roundabout design has been proven effective in eliminating traffic congestion on AWSC intersections.
FHWA Topics:   Safety--Local and Rural Road Safety
TRT Terms:   Roundabout
Multiway Yield Signs
Pedestrian Safety
Cyclist
Research
Safety
Traffic Congestion
FHWA Disciplines:   Safety
Subject Areas:   Safety and Human Factors
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