Illinois Featured in AASHTO’s Research: Making Strides for Highway Safety
Two IDOT research projects submitted by the department as
High Value Research have been featured in
Making Strides for Highway Safety.
Reducing Wrong-Way Driving on Freeways highlights IDOT research
project R27-090, which identified a method to identify and rate
wrong-way crash locations, as well as low-cost countermeasures
that reduce the likelihood of those crashes. Additionally, the
project led to a national peer-to-peer summit on wrong way
driving countermeasures in July 2013 and the creation of a
national guidebook that will be published in 2014.
Science-Based Safety Analysis discusses IDOT’s work as a
national leader in the implementation and use of the 2010
Highway Safety Manual. IDOT and the Illinois Center for
Transportation (ICT) collaborated to develop a Highway Safety
Manual (HSM) Lead State Peer-to-Peer Workshop to support
implementation of the 2010 AASHTO HSM publication. The manual,
developed and published through efforts by the Transportation
Research Board through the National Cooperative Highway Research
Program and AASHTO, is the first comprehensive document to
provide a scientific, data-supported decision-making tool for
effective roadway safety management.
Congratulations and thank you to Technical Review Panels,
researchers, and the IDOT staff who were instrumental in the
oversight and implementation of these important projects!