Improving the Level of Service of a Portion of 60-M Ring-Road in Erbil City

  • Dlzar B. Qadr Department of Civil Engineering, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
  • Shorsh A. Mohammed Department of Civil Engineering, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
  • Ibrahim A. Hasan Department of Civil Engineering, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
  • Rawand F. Mohammed Ali Department of Civil Engineering, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
Keywords: Bridge ramp, congestion, highway capacity manual, level of service, peak hour factor, space mean speed, urban

Abstract

This study aims to implement the factors that can improve the level of service of 60-M Ring-Road in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. These factors are minimizing the traffic volume, providing a higher quality pavement, widening the road carriageway, and constructing bridges. The main objective of this paper is to increase the LOS of a specific road known as 60-m ring road from New City Mall to PAR hospital in Erbil city. For this purpose, the data on speed and traffic flow are collected using video camera to collect data to be reasonably analyzed with respect to the speed of the vehicles and set the LOS for the proposed road. The result shows that average speed in this study is 19 km/h, and this confirms that the LOS in this particular road segment is at F category. In addition, the calculated peak hour factor is 0.97 which is more than a typical value in urban area. Finally, the study revealed that the traffic volume on this specified road is too high.

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Published
2019-05-13
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Qadr D, Mohammed S, Hasan I, Mohammed Ali R. Improving the Level of Service of a Portion of 60-M Ring-Road in Erbil City. cuesj [Internet]. 13May2019 [cited 18Aug.2022];3(1):12-7. Available from: https://journals.cihanuniversity.edu.iq/index.php/cuesj/article/view/40
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Research Article