A Study on Rural Road Widening Project Based on Prediction of Traffic Volume - A Case Study in Rajkot Morbi State Highway 24


A. M. Mathakiya , Atmiya Institute of Technology and science; P. A. Shinkar, Atmiya Institute of Technology and science


Highway capacity manual (HCM), traffic studies, traffic volume, volume count


In India, traffic flow is a mixed traffic characteristics and also the traffic congestion is the common problem in most major cities in India. Two-lane roads represent the majority of the highway system in India. The analysis of traffic performance on two-lane roads is critical for their planning, design, maintenance, rehabilitation, and operation. Performance evaluation is typically carried out with the capacity analysis for various highway facilities. In Rajkot Morbi state highway 24 the stretch 5 km to 15 km total 10 km is selected in this stretch same problem occurring like mixed traffic, traffic congestion, speed reduction and chances of accident due to insufficient width of road. In this paper road inventory data and traffic volume survey has been carried out, maximum PCU/Day of three days traffic volume survey is 25843. And IRC: 64-1990 “guideline for the capacity of rural road” is recommended for 2 lane rural road is 15000 PCU/day. So the data was compared with IRC: 64-1990, and the road widening has been justified the Rajkot Morbi state highway 24 is needed to widen.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I30092
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2016
Page(s): 278-279

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