ASCE YMG March 2015 Meeting
- Science & Technology
- Miriam Hall, Dayton OH
The Dayton Section of ASCE Education Committee is pleased to present the following webinar for the first 50 registrants. Feel free to bring your own lunch or select one of the lunch tickets to have a box or pizza lunch provided at the event. The program description includes:
Applying Access Management to Roadway Projects
Instructor Information: Philip Demosthenes
Course Length: 1.5 Hours (PDH certificate will be provided)
This webinar was co-sponsored by ASCE's Transportation and Development Institute and ASCE Continuing Education
Purpose and Background
Managing access to and from the roadway is a critical component to the long term functional integrity and preservation of roadway operation. Regardless of the engineering solutions identified, project engineers are often faced with non-engineering difficulties when attempting to modify, relocate and close access points or adding raised medians. Access changes and restrictive operational design elements such as raised medians, while benefiting the roadway and traffic operations, most often become difficult to achieve due to non-engineering factors such as property rights, political pressure and other social issues. Often, efforts to improve roadway design fail due to these non-engineering factors.
The benefits to the roadway due to the application of access management strategies are significant. Depending on the existing design and conditions and the degree of proposed application of access management strategies, the client can expect a 30 to 60 percent reduction in total crashes and a 20 to 40 percent increase in capacity. In these days of improving existing roadways in lieu of major reconstruction, access management plays an important role in recapturing needed mobility and safety along an arterial corridor with the least amount of cost and impacts.
The webinar discussion will include the application of access management to a project corridor. Design, legal and land-use elements will be illustrated. Discussion will include how to deal with design constrains created by claims of access rights, reduction in property values, and social and political resistance to change. References will be provided that include the most useful sources of information.
Assessment of Learning Outcomes
Participants in this webinar will learn how to be more successful in the application of design strategies for the implementation of improved access management along a corridor improvement project. The webinar will introduce participants to the various sources of access management design strategies and legal and transportation planning factors.
- Understand the concepts and principals of access management
- Gain improved understanding of access rights to arterials
- Have greater success in the application of access management design strategies
- Improve the long-term functional performance of roadways
- Preserve needed system capacity and reduce major reconstruction costs
This webinar will benefit transportation professionals (engineers and planners) who work for consulting companies, cities, counties, and state agencies involved in designing roadway projects where managing access has been determined to be necessary to improve operation and public safety. This course is designed for individuals with some background in roadway design who would be interested in improving their success rate in the application of often controversial access strategies such as raised medians, access relocations and closures.
- What is access management and access control
- Benefits to the public, government and property owners
- Balancing property rights of access and police powers for public safety
- Modifying access without compensation
- Dealing with access modification damage claims
- Corridor planning practices (access management plans)
- Why access management is good for businesses and the economy
- Access management design elements for corridor projects
- Access management tool kits and other resources
- Project decision framework for access management changes
- Access management application at interchange cross roads
- Winning support for access management modifications
- How system level access standards help project application
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