Tallahassee, Florida: Researching incorrect turns at level crossings

2 Apr

The Florida Department of Transportation (Florida DoT) is working with the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) on a research project to Improve Traffic Control Measures to Prevent Incorrect Turns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings.

A number of injury and fatal collisions have occurred at level crossings that are located immediately adjacent to highway intersections or in locations with numerous driveways. Guide signage, pavement markings, and other traffic control devices present at the crossing have in the past confused drivers and caused them to turn onto the railroad tracks, rather than at the nearby intersection/driveway. The first phase of this project deals with the assessment of the current conditions and the design of candidate countermeasures.

Florida DoT would appreciate any information you may have related to suggested traffic control devices, potential pilot projects, or general information on Incorrect Turns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings.

Please coordinate with our Florida Department of Transportation Project Manager:

Ed Bryant, P.E., PTOE
Rail Capacity Production Engineer
Florida Department of Transportation – Central Office
605 Suwannee Street, MS-25
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0450
(850) 414-4188
edgar.bryant@dot.state.fl.us

One Response to “Tallahassee, Florida: Researching incorrect turns at level crossings”

  1. Andrew Fraser April 2, 2013 at 14:38 #

    Good to see that Florida’s at least looking at this problem. Anyone aware of any similar study in GB?

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