What is a "median" and what benefits could it provide to Highway 8?

Medians improve safety and operational efficiency by physically separating opposing directions or travel and can take the form of a depressed ditch, raised concrete islands, concrete barriers, or various forms. Medians have been proven to:

  • Reduce conflict points, crashes, and traffic congestion
  • Physically separate opposing traffic flows (reducing potential for head-on crashes)
  • Reduce slow and go operations on the roadway, which often frustrate drivers
  • Improve travel times.

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1. How do motorists use Highway 8 today?
2. What challenges or concerns have been identified along Highway 8?
3. What types of safety improvements are being considered along Highway 8?
4. How will access be "managed" along the corridor?
5. What is a "median" and what benefits could it provide to Highway 8?
6. Will I lose my driveway access to Highway 8?
7. Will additional travel lanes be added to Highway 8?
8. What additional accommodations will be made for pedestrians and bicyclists?
9. Are roundabouts part of the solution?
10. What are Reduced Conflict Intersections (RCI) and how do they work?