Publication Year: 2002

Flexible Design Of New Jersey’s Main Streets

Report Summary

This 2002 report provides an investigation of possible changes in design standards for highways passing through New Jersey communities. Through case studies and surveys, the study team discovered a burgeoning national movement away from strict reliance on highway design templates and toward flexible highway design, especially in the Northeastern and Northwestern United States. The movement seems rooted in the notion that the nation’s highways are essentially complete, and working with existing roadways will require special sensitivity to context.