4-4. Developing a Highway Regulation Plan, Continued
You must review the highway regulation plan for accuracy and content. The plan
must contain the MSRs, traffic schedules, convoy clearance requirements, and
unit priorities. Once you have developed the highway regulation plan, you should
further review it to ensure that--
Heavy, cumbersome, or outsized equipment is routed over an MSR with
grades and curves within the capabilities of the equipment and bridges of
adequate capacity and width.
Nonconflicted routes are allocated to concurrent movements. For example,
the plan may provide separate lanes for fat or slow traffic, or one road may be
provided for forward traffic and another for return.
The maximum number of MSRs are allocated as possible. This reduces traffic
conflicts and prevents deterioration of road surfaces from the concentration of
heavy traffic. Adequate MSRs also allow dispersion of vehicles and decrease
the time requirements for completing a movement.