Today's transportation professionals, with limited resources available to them, are challenged to meet the mobility needs of an increasing population. At many highway junctions, congestion continues to worsen, and drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists experience increasing delays and heightened exposure to risk. Today's traffic volumes and travel demands often lead to safety problems that are too complex for conventional junction designs to properly handle. As a result, engineers are exploring various innovative treatments as they seek solutions to these complex problems.
One such design is the superstreet intersection which allows for efficient movement of traffic, reducing delays by up to 90 percent compared to a conventional intersection.
To meet the ever-increasing traffic demands projected for the State Route 4 Bypass corridor in Butler County, the Ohio Department of Transportation has incorporated the superstreet design at the highway’s intersections with Symmes, Tylersville and Hamilton Mason roads.