Access Management

Access management is the careful planning of the location, design, and operation of driveways, median openings, interchanges, and street connections. The purpose of access management is to provide access to land development in a manner that preserves the safety and efficiency of the transportation system.


 KYTC Access Management Program

 Access Management Implementation Report 2008
This report recommends practices and an implementation plan to develop the foundation for an access management program in Kentucky.
KTC Access Management Report
This report reviews and refines the recommendations in the KTC Access Management for Kentucky research study for the purpose of implementing a comprehensive access management program for Kentucky.

Quantification of the Benefits of Access Management in Kentucky
This report describes the benefits quantification performed for the proposed access management plan for Kentucky. This study evaluates the capacity, safety and economic impacts associated with access management programs. The proposed Kentucky access management program will seek to standardize driveway and traffic signal spacing on all state maintained roadways in the state.

 KYTC Access Permits (State Roads)

Kentucky Regulations
KRS Chapter 177 provides the authority to define, design, construct, and maintain highways whereby the access is controlled. This administrative regulation sets forth procedures to designate or modify the type of control to be utilized.
603 KAR 5:120. Access Control of Highways

 Sample Ordinances and Local Agreements

Kentucky Model Local Access Management Ordinance
The Kentucky Model Access Management Ordinance is provided to assist Kentucky cities and counties in developing access management ordinances to further improve safety and traffic flow efficiency of Kentucky's roadways. 
KY Model Local Access Management Ordinance.pdf

Radcliff Access Management Subdivision Regulations
The purpose of these standards is to provide and manage access to land development, while preserving the regional flow of traffic in terms of safety, capacity and speed. Major thoroughfares, including highways, arterials and collectors service as the primary network for moving people and goods.
Radcliff Access Management Subdivision Regulations.pdf

KYTC Street Connectivity Zoning and Subdivision Model Ordinance
The term "street connectivity" refers to a system of streets with multiple routes and connections serving the same origins and destinations. Connectivity not only relates to the number of intersections along a segment of street, but how an entire area is connected by the transportation system.
KYTC Street Connectivity Model Ordinance.pdf

Example Corridor Plan and MOU
Highway 60/Dave Ward Drive is a principal arterial on the City master street plan and serves as an intra-regional arterial roadway connecting the City to its economic region.
Example Corridor Plan and MOU.pdf

Nashville Road/Campbell Lane MOU
As an effort to identify solutions to ensure that safety and mobility in the area around the US 31W (Nashville Road) and US 231 (Campbell Lane) intersection in Bowling Green, KY are improved​ and maintained, this study was undertaken through collaborative effort between the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the MPO, and local government agencies.
Nashville Road - Campbell Lane MOU.pdf

Highway route US 31W extends for 37.367 miles through Hardin County, Kentucky and passes through the Radcliff-Elizabethtown Urbanized Area, the Fort Knox Military Reservation, and rural areas within the county.
US 31W MOU.pdf

Dixie Fix US 25 MOU
Dixie Highway (US Routes 25 and 127) that comprises the area of this MOU extends for eight miles from KY 1017 (Turfway Road) in Florence, Kentucky to Main Street, in Covington Kentucky and passes through the cities of Erlanger, Elsmere, Edgewood, Crestview Hills, Lakeside Park, Fort Mitchell, Fort Wright, and Park Hills.
Dixie Fix US 25 MOU.pdf

 Access Management Guidance

TRB Access Management Manual
TRB's Access Management Manual provides technical information on access management techniques, together with information on how access management programs can be effectively developed and administered. It presents access management -- the systematic control of the location, spacing, design, and operation of driveways, median openings, interchanges, and street connections to a roadway.
TRB Access Management Manual

Bluegrass Corridor Management Planning Handbook
This handbook is to be used as a guide for local community leaders, planners, and transportation officials for the development of corridor plans that are comprehensive and responsive to community values and the Kentucky heritage.
Bluegrass Corridor Management Planning Handbook.pdf

Center for Urban Transportation Research
The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR), established in 1988, has become recognized nationally and serves as an important resource for policymakers, transportation professionals, the education system, and the public.
Center for Urban Transportation Research

TRB Access Management
Access Management TRB Committee

 Technical Information

Economic Impacts Compilation Report
A synthesis of recent research on the economic impacts of access management to assist transportation agencies in responding to public questions and concerns. 
Economic Impacts Compilation Report.pdf

Synthesis of the Median U-Turn Intersection Treatment Tech Brief 2007
One potential treatment to combat congestion and safety problems at intersections is the Median U-Turn Intersection Treatment (MUTIT), which has been used extensively in Michigan for many years and has been implemented successfully in Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, and Louisiana in recent years.
Synthesis of the Median U-Turn Intersection Treatment

Safe Access is Good for Business
This primer addresses​ access management questions you may have about access management and its effect on business activity and the local economy. It focuses on economic concerns that may arise in response to proposed access changes or policies, including potential impacts on business activity, freight and deliveries, parking for customers, and property or resale value of affected property.
Safe Access is Good for Business
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