Home Skip to main content

Project Details

Title:Risk- and Reliability-Based Approaches to Analyzing Road Geometric Design Criteria
Principal Investigators:Richard J. Porter
University:University of Utah
Grant #:DTRT12-G-UTC08 (SAFETEA-LU Extension)
Project #:MPC-406
RH Display ID:151188
Keywords:design speed, geometric design, highway design, highway safety, life cycle analysis, mobility, performance measurement, risk analysis


The objective of this project is to define and critically assess alternative approaches for incorporating risk and reliability analysis into the process of establishing road geometric design criteria and making road design decisions. One or more of FHWA's 13 controlling design criteria or key decisions regarding facility type (i.e., freeway or surface facility) and number of lanes will be used to evaluate selected alternative risk- and reliability-based approaches that are identified.

Project Deliverables

Project Word Files

  • Show project Word files

    Note to project PIs: please use the Track Changes feature when editing the above Word file(s). Updated document(s) should be emailed to ndsu.ugpti@ndsu.edu.

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050