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PMSS Project Details

 

Project ID:FHWA-PROJ-10-0066
Project Name: Field and Safety Evaluation of Mini-Roundabouts
Status: Active
Contact:
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
Roadmap/Focus area(s): Intersections
Pedestrians and Bicyclists
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.
Laboratories: Human Factors Laboratory
Start Date: October 1, 2010
End Date: October 1, 2015
Goals:The key project objective is safety congestion reduction.
Test Methodology: Before and after field study
Fieldtest:Yes
Expected Benefits:Reduce congestion, improve safety
Deliverables:1. Name: Draft report of field evaluation of existing site and design considerations submitted May 16, 2010.
Product Type(s): Research report, Technical report
Description: The products are documented findings of five mini-roundabouts constructed before start of this contract.
2. Name: Draft summary report of field evaluation of new sites due February 27, 2013.
Product Type(s): Research report, Technical report
Description: The products are document findings of before-and-after operational evaluation of at least 10 mini-roundabouts.
3. Name: Draft crash analysis report January 1, 2015.
Product Type(s): Research report, Technical report
Description: The products are document findings of before-and-after crash analysis.
Project Findings:Mini-roundabout design has been proven effective in eliminating traffic congestion on AWSC intersections.
Keywords: Roundabout
Multiway Yield Signs
Pedestrian Safety
Cyclist
Research
Safety
Traffic Congestion
Subject Areas: Safety and Human Factors
Transportation (General)