Identification and Evaluation of the Cost-Effectiveness of Highway Design Features to Reduce Nonrecurrent Congestion

TRB / SHRP2 Program

Issue Date: 2014-11-01

Overview: This report focuses on geometric design treatments that can be used to reduce delays due to nonrecurrent congestion. The report provides a method for incorporating the economic savings due to delay reduction and due to reliability improvement, respectively for specific design treatments during a the asset life cycle of highway infrastructure.

This project also produced a Design Guide for Addressing Nonrecurrent Congestion and an Analysis Tool for Design Treatments to Address Nonrecurrent Congestion.

Publication Number: S2-L07-RR-1

ISBN Number: 978-0-309-27364-0

Source Organization Location: Washington, DC

Operations Area of Practice: Roadway Geometric Design, Life Cycle Asset Management, Risk Management, Cost / Benefit Analysis, Economic and Investment Analysis Tools, Planning for Operations, Hazard Identification

Organizational Capability Element: Programming/Budget/Funding, Project Development, Scoping, Economic Analysis of Reliability/Costs and Benefits, Roadway Geometric Design

Content Type: Research

Role in Organization: Engineer, Manager / First Line Supervisor, Principal Engineer, Researcher/Academic, Senior Engineer, Senior Manager, Transportation Planner

Publishing Organization: SHRP2 Program

Objective: Learning, Prioritization