NASA Traffic Study of Kennedy Space Center Roadways

Jones Edmunds conducted a traffic study at Kennedy Space Center to identify any roadway and safety-related issues within the facility. We evaluated all major roadways, including over 42 miles of roadways, 60 intersections, and 1 highway-to-highway interchange.

Jones Edmunds compared roadway design elements against the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Greenbook and Roadside Design Guide. We also evaluated signage and striping against the Federal Highway Administration’s Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices. The study included obtaining traffic counts at all site entry points, determining the functional classification of each roadway, and establishing the applicable design speeds so we could apply proper design criteria.

Study results included both graphical and narrative documentation of design deficiencies, site-specific recommendations to correct these deficiencies, a prioritized ranking of the deficiencies, and estimates of probable construction costs to implement the recommended corrections. Recommendations were classified as Immediate Priorities, Near-term Priorities, and Long-term Priorities.

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