About the research
This project involves the development of a comprehensive approach to access management for the state of Missouri, including all necessary classification schemes, standards, guidelines, and administrative processes, a research base for planning and marketing access management, as well as training for key Missouri DOT staff and others (e.g. metropolitan area planning organization and city staff). These will all be based on best practices from other states modified to meet Missouri?s needs and conditions. At the conclusion of the three phases, Missouri DOT should be ready to proceed with a comprehensive access management effort. This should ultimately result in significant safety and operational benefits for Missouri citizens. Local jurisdictions that choose to should also be able to implement access management plans on roadways they have jurisdiction over.