Evaluation of Capacity and Level of Service of Roads

Authors(3) :-C. V. Yeramwar, A. A. Kaley, K. M. Bambode

The road networks of any city is its lifeline and the evaluation of their performance is very necessary for future traffic planning, design, operation and maintenance etc. Traffic flow in most cities of India is a mixed traffic characteristics and also the traffic congestion is the common problem in most major cities in India. The objective of the present study is to improve the performance operation of the urban road network by proposing the proper alternatives to enhance the traffic capacity. To achieve this objective, a complete methodology for analyzing the mixed traffic flow in 50m long stretch is selected and analyzed. Intersections are considered as the critical points of network and estimation of their performance is very necessary. The road networks are also considered as a lifeline for a city.The largest city in vidharbha is Nagpur, the second largest city is Amravati. Traffic congestion has become a major problem in many cities like Amravati. Amravati is 8th most populous metropolitan area in the state. Population of city was 7,45,000 in 2015. It has flyovers slowly coming up and enhancing the beauty of the city. The objective of study is to improve the performance operation of road. Traffic surveys are conducted to collect data on vehicular volume and speed selected road section. Traffic volume study is carried out and existing level of service is calculated. The data is analysed for peak hour traffic. Traffic surveys are conducted on working days during morning and evening peak hours. Manual technique is used for traffic surveys. Synchro software is used for analysis of road network. Synchro software is easy to use. It is optimization software & user can optimize the entire network. The results are useful for evaluation of capacity and level of service of road.

Authors and Affiliations

C. V. Yeramwar
Transportation Engineering Management, DRGIT & R, Amravati, Maharashtra, India
A. A. Kaley
Transportation Engineering Management, DRGIT & R, Amravati, Maharashtra, India
K. M. Bambode
Transportation Engineering Management, DRGIT & R, Amravati, Maharashtra, India

Capacity, Highway Capacity Manual, level of service, saturation headway , spot speed, Traffic Volume study, Volume Count

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 3 | May-June 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-06-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 296-299
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET162387
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

C. V. Yeramwar, A. A. Kaley, K. M. Bambode, " Evaluation of Capacity and Level of Service of Roads, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.296-299, May-June-2016.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET162387

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