NJDOT Research

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Local Access Management Regulations

Local AccessThe primary objective of this research is to identify and recommend strategies, tools, and guidelines to facilitate access management on local (i.e., county and municipal) roads intersecting and/or impacting state highways in New Jersey. State of New Jersey has an access management code that applies to state highways, but it does not apply to local roads. Local authorities in New Jersey do not have uniform access management codes, regulations, standards for local roads, as a result of which issues arise when developments take place on local roads near intersections with state routes. This research evaluated if/when similar issues are encountered in other states, how other state departments of transportation (DOTs) address access management on local roads, and how New Jersey local government and officials perceive access management on local roads near state highways. The study included a review of the literature and best practices, several stakeholder meetings, structured interviews with officials from other states DOTs, a survey of in-state officials, case studies involving intersections between local roads and state highways, and synthesis of results.

Performing Organization
Rutgers University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Key Word(s)
Access Management; Local Road; State Highway; Standards; Guidelines; Driveway Spacing

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