Access After Construction
The way motorists access your property could change permanently once construction is complete. "Access management" is a process used to balance the competing needs of traffic movement and land access to prevent safety problems and traffic congestion. When a new road is built or an existing road is improved, the new design usually includes some form of access management to ensure the road's longterm effectiveness.
Methods of access management could include:
- Limiting the number of driveways and signalized intersections,
- Standardized spacing between driveways and between intersections,
- Raised medians,
- Dedicated turn lanes (auxiliary lanes),
- Sharing driveways, and
- Interior (frontage) roads that separate traffic traveling at lower speeds from traffic traveling at higher speeds.