road capacity


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road capacity

[′rōd kə‚pas·əd·ē]
(civil engineering)
The maximum traffic flow obtainable on a given roadway, using all available lanes, usually expressed in vehicles per hour or vehicles per day.
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Of course, all of these measures have a downside - research since the 1970s has shown that improving road capacity encourages more traffic.
Pedestrian crossing caused a great impact on road capacity [2].
With a booming economy and the ongoing major infrastructure projects in the metropolis comes the issue of road capacity.
From this, an estimate is made of the extra trunk road capacity required to accommodate this additional traffic.
Construction of a 6-lane bridge allowed to increase the road capacity from 3,200 to 9,800 cars per hour.
Drivers on the M6 have suffered |months of misery, but Coun Ali, far left, believes opening up road capacity on the M6 Toll, left, would ease the strain
The basic principle is that if you increase road capacity, especially at a time of a recovering economy, that road capacity will quickly fill and then you will have the same problem," he said.
Widening of Awal Avenue to three-lane dual carriageway, which will enhance road capacity within Juffair area.
Sarah Rothery Scrap bus lanes altogether, they are a major cause of congestion halving road capacity where they exist.
Works undertaken included an increase of lanes from three to four and from two to three at some points, adjusting ground lines, adding traffic signals in addition to asphalt surface removal and placement of a new asphalt layer in order to boost the road capacity to withstand the expected increase in the number of vehicles," DoT said in a press statement.
He said that during last few years' traffic has been increased and road capacity is not enough to keep the flow on.
The road aims to improve traffic flow, increase road capacity, reduce congestion and enhance road safety standards, said a Ministry statement.