Improving the safety of an uncontrolled road traffic junction a case study of maisammaguda T-junction

 
 
 
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    Road traffic junctions are potential locations for accidents especially when they are not provided with signal and completely uncontrolled. In the present paper, a T-junction located near Maisammaguda was identified as the study location. It was an uncontrolled road traffic junction with many conflicts and congestion, reducing the safety of students, faculty and other commuters. Near about ten professional colleges are located in this area, with heavy traffic flow during morning and evening peak hours. Traffic volume count was made as per IRC guidelines and signal timings were designed for the proposed signalized T Junction. Detailed phasing and timing plans were also arrived at separately for morning and evening peak hours. It is believed that the proposal if implemented will significantly reduce the number and severity of accidents at this location.

     

     


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    Traffic Volume; PCU; Saturation Flow; Signal Timing.

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      [1] High way Engineering – S. K. Khanna & C. E. G Justo, Nemchand & Bros., 7th Edition

      [2] Traffic Engineering & Transportation Planning – Dr.L.R. Kadiyali – Khanna Publications, New Delhi.

      [3] IRC 93-1985 Guidelines on Design and Installation of Road Traffic Signals, Indian Roads Congress, New Delhi.

      [4] IRC SP41: Guidelines for the Design of At-Grade Intersections in Rural and Urban Areas, Indian Roads Congress, New Delhi.

      [5] Sudharshan Reddy and Venkata Hussain Reddy (2016), “Signal design for T-intersection by using webster's method in nandyal town, kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh” International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology. Volume: 03 Issue: 04. Pp: 1124 – 1131.


 

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Article ID: 18456
 
DOI: 10.14419/ijet.v7i3.29.18456




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