Intersection Design/Safety

An intersection is a location within a road where users (motorized and/or non-motorized) cross paths. Intersections are found on all road types and are locations with a high risk for safety challenges. In rural areas, intersection challenges may include lack of lighting, lack of signs marking the intersection, remote locations, and high speeds. Strategies for improving intersection safety typically include engineering (alternative designs and roundabouts), education, and enforcement (red light running).

This sections provides resources for rural intersection design and safety.



Technical Guide/Manual


Technical Guide/Manual


Technical Guide/Manual

Manual for Selecting Safety Improvements on High Risk Rural Roads

This manual provides information on the costs and benefits of safety treatments on high-risk rural roads (HRRR). Agencies can use this manual to determine the f ... [ Read More » ]