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Coordinating, Developing, and Delivering Highway Transportation Innovations

 
TECHBRIEF
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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-16-069     Date:  July 2016
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-16-069
Date: July 2016

 

Highway Capacity Manual Chapter on Alternative Intersections and Interchanges

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Development of easy-to-use operational analysis methods for next-generation intersection and interchange designs may facilitate wider adoption of these facilities, whose real-world implementations have achieved outstanding benefit-cost results.

Introduction

Today’s transportation professionals, with limited resources available to them, are challenged to meet the mobility needs of an increasing population. At many highway junctions, congestion continues to worsen, and drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists experience increasing delays and heightened exposure to risk. Today’s traffic volumes and travel demands often lead to safety problems that are too complex for conventional intersection and interchange designs to properly handle. Consequently, more engineers are considering various innovative treatments as they seek solutions to these complex problems.

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