Best Practices for Access Between Toll Lanes and Free Lanes
College Station, TX: Texas Transportation Institute
Access to interior managed lanes has been achieved using elevated ramps and at-grade ramps. At-grade access includes intermediate access and slip ramp terminal access. Intermediate access is defi ned as access to a buffer-separated managed lane at a point located between the starting point and ending point of the managed lane. Slip ramp terminal access is defi ned as access to a buffer-separated managed lane through the use of a slip ramp located at the start or the end of the managed lane. The objective of this Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) research project was to develop guidance regarding intermediate access to and from buffer-separated toll lanes located within general-purpose lanes.