Why Build Limited Access Highways?

Report No: 91-TA2

Published in 1991

About the report:

This report first explains what a limited access highway is, then describes the benefits and advantages of limited access highways. As compared with highways with no control of access, limited access highways (especially those with full control) have the following benefits and advantages: greater capacity; improved safety; reduced fuel consumption; less pollution; more positive impacts on motorists; and more positive impacts on neighborhoods. Facts are provided in support of these claims.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


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E. D. Arnold

Last updated: December 26, 2023

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