SR 216 Safety Study:The Benefits of Public Involvement          Co presenters:          Becky White & Scott Cothron, P.E. ...
The Community Setting      SR 216   Birmingham  Tuscaloosa                            Sain Associates, Inc.               ...
The CorridorProject Limits:              CR 59/ Lock 17 Road, east of Brookwood                to Interstate 20/59, east o...
SR 216 Corridor Safety Study        Why do a safety study?   SR 216 originally designed in 1939   Design followed existi...
SR 216 Corridor Safety Study    What methods should we use       for the safety study?   Traditional Method - Analyze Dat...
SR 216 Corridor Safety Study      Traditional Study Method   Gather Data    (Volumes, Speeds, Crash Frequency)   Review ...
SR 216 Corridor Safety Study Volumes and CharacteristicsEast of County Road 59 (Near Brookwood):   4,000 Vehicles Per Week...
SR 216 Corridor Safety Study   Recorded Crash History                      (2003-2006)     Year        Crashes     2003   ...
SR 216 Corridor Safety Study      Crash Frequency by Age                                 (Years 2003 – 2006)              ...
SR 216 Corridor Safety StudyPrimary Traffic Safety Issues          Multiple          Curves               Absence of      ...
SR 216 Corridor Safety Study             LOCATION                                    IMPROVEMENT                          ...
SR 216 Corridor Safety StudyVID216ITE.AVI                                        Sain Associates, Inc.                    ...
SR 216 Corridor Safety Study      Involving the Public Interviewed Civic Leaders, Police, &  EMS responders Talked to Af...
SR 216 Corridor Safety StudySent Letters Asking for Input   Government Officials    (Brookwood, Lakeview, Tuscaloosa Coun...
SR 216 Corridor Safety Study  Franklin Family                               Sain Associates, Inc.                         ...
SR 216 Corridor Safety StudyBrad Franklin            Brooke Franklin                                         Sain Associat...
SR 216 Corridor Safety Study                           Public                           Meeting #1                        ...
SR 216 Corridor Safety Study                           Public                           Meeting #2                        ...
SR 216 Corridor Safety Study                               Sain Associates, Inc.                               Birmingham,...
SR 216 Corridor Safety Study                               Sain Associates, Inc.                               Birmingham,...
SR 216 Corridor Safety Study                               Sain Associates, Inc.                               Birmingham,...
SR 216 Corridor Safety Study                               Sain Associates, Inc.                               Birmingham,...
SR 216 Corridor Safety Study                   Public’s InputAdvocating Improvements in General    Straightening CurvesEnf...
SR 216 Corridor Safety Study           Contact:Becky White          bwhite@sain.comScott Cothron        scothron@sain.com ...
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Co-presenters: Becky White & Scott Cothron, P.E.

Southern District Annual ITE Meeting
Charleston, SC
March 31, 2008

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SF 216 Safety Study: The Benefits of Public Involvement

  1. 1. SR 216 Safety Study:The Benefits of Public Involvement Co presenters: Becky White & Scott Cothron, P.E. Southern District ITE Annual Meeting Charleston, SC March 31, 2008 Sain Associates, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama
  2. 2. The Community Setting SR 216 Birmingham Tuscaloosa Sain Associates, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama
  3. 3. The CorridorProject Limits: CR 59/ Lock 17 Road, east of Brookwood to Interstate 20/59, east of Lakeview (16 Miles) I-20/59 CR 59/Lock 17 Road Sain Associates, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama
  4. 4. SR 216 Corridor Safety Study Why do a safety study? SR 216 originally designed in 1939 Design followed existing topography Not designed with today’s standards $1.8 million allocated for study and safety improvements Sain Associates, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama
  5. 5. SR 216 Corridor Safety Study What methods should we use for the safety study? Traditional Method - Analyze Data Non-traditional Method - Public’s Input Sain Associates, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama
  6. 6. SR 216 Corridor Safety Study Traditional Study Method Gather Data (Volumes, Speeds, Crash Frequency) Review Crash Data Site Visit (Road Safety Audit/ Review) Sain Associates, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama
  7. 7. SR 216 Corridor Safety Study Volumes and CharacteristicsEast of County Road 59 (Near Brookwood): 4,000 Vehicles Per Weekday (9% Large Trucks)Near Interstate 20/59 Interchange: 10,800 Vehicles Per Weekday (4% Large Trucks) Traffic Growth: 5% Per Year Sain Associates, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama
  8. 8. SR 216 Corridor Safety Study Recorded Crash History (2003-2006) Year Crashes 2003 42 2004 23 2005 31 2006 24 Total 120 Fatality Crash Rate is 3 times theStatewide Average Fatality Crash Rate Sain Associates, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama
  9. 9. SR 216 Corridor Safety Study Crash Frequency by Age (Years 2003 – 2006) 30 25 20 Frequency 15 10 5 0 16 - 18 19 - 23 24 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 70 + Driver AgeMost Crashes in 16 to 18 Years of Age Category Sain Associates, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama
  10. 10. SR 216 Corridor Safety StudyPrimary Traffic Safety Issues Multiple Curves Absence of Left Turn Lanes Limited Sight Distance Difficult Passing Areas
  11. 11. SR 216 Corridor Safety Study LOCATION IMPROVEMENT COST"S" curve at Texas Creek Add guardrail and shoulders $280,000Curve East of Milldale Road Add guardrail and shoulders $280,000Rock House Rd./ Woodland Lake Dr. Add left turn lanes $1,300,000Alabama Junction Road Add left turn lanes $1,300,000Connie Rd Add EB left turn lane $1,300,000"S" curve at Texas Creek Improve horizontal and vertical curvature $2,600,000Crisstown Road Improve vertical curvature $700,000Gilbert Tommie Road Improve vertical curvature $700,000Straight section West of Milldale Road Add passing lane and improve vertical curvature $7,300,000Straight section West of Add passing lane and improve vertical curvature $7,300,000Rock House Rd./ Woodland Lake Dr.Straight section West of LBJ Road Add passing lane and improve vertical curvature $4,900,000 APPROXIMATE TOTAL COST $28 Million Current funding allocation is $1.8 million. Sain Associates, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama
  12. 12. SR 216 Corridor Safety StudyVID216ITE.AVI Sain Associates, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama
  13. 13. SR 216 Corridor Safety Study Involving the Public Interviewed Civic Leaders, Police, & EMS responders Talked to Affected Families Two Public Meetings Sain Associates, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama
  14. 14. SR 216 Corridor Safety StudySent Letters Asking for Input Government Officials (Brookwood, Lakeview, Tuscaloosa County)  Mayors  Council Members,  County Commissioner School Representatives – Brookwood High Franklin Family Sain Associates, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama
  15. 15. SR 216 Corridor Safety Study Franklin Family Sain Associates, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama
  16. 16. SR 216 Corridor Safety StudyBrad Franklin Brooke Franklin Sain Associates, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama
  17. 17. SR 216 Corridor Safety Study Public Meeting #1 August 21, 2007 Sain Associates, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama
  18. 18. SR 216 Corridor Safety Study Public Meeting #2 August 23, 2007 Sain Associates, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama
  19. 19. SR 216 Corridor Safety Study Sain Associates, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama
  20. 20. SR 216 Corridor Safety Study Sain Associates, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama
  21. 21. SR 216 Corridor Safety Study Sain Associates, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama
  22. 22. SR 216 Corridor Safety Study Sain Associates, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama
  23. 23. SR 216 Corridor Safety Study Public’s InputAdvocating Improvements in General Straightening CurvesEnforcement Needed Young Drivers in CorridorMore Funding Needed Better Roadside/GuardrailsTurn Lanes Needed Sight Distance at Gilbert TommiePassing Lane(s) Needed Connie Road Sight Distance/ROWPresence of Coal Trucks in Corridor Curves at Texas CreekLighting Improvement Needed Consistent Speed Limit NeededShort Distance Passing Zones Rock House Road Sight DistanceEmergency Vehicles Can’t Pull Over School Zones NeededRumble Strips Needed Sain Associates, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama
  24. 24. SR 216 Corridor Safety Study Contact:Becky White bwhite@sain.comScott Cothron scothron@sain.com Sain Associates 244 W. Valley Ave. Ste. 200 Birmingham, AL 35209 (205) 940-6420 Sain Associates, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama

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