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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The project will boost road capacity from 500 to 900 vehicles per hour, reduce congestion, and provide commuters with a series of additional routes from Buri to Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Highway.
--Dedicated contract carriage (DCC) revenue increased 10.2%, well above its compound annual growth rate of 7% going back to 1995 and driven largely by tight over the road capacity and increasing rates.
The opening will double the road capacity and ensure flawless traffic movement.
In line with state policy which recognizes road development as an engine of growth, the Karnataka State Highways Improvement III Project will improve road capacity and maintenance, promote safer roads, and increase access to markets and basic services."
Highways England says it hopes the scheme will: |reduce congestion by increasing road capacity; | significantly reduce traffic noise; | reduce delays and improve journey reliability; |make journeys safer by improving the standard and capacity of the road; | help support economic growth.
"These improvements and additional road capacity will ensure our economy has room to grow."
"The road has been widened from two to three lanes in each direction from Barakah city and from two to four lanes from after Al Silaa to the Al Ghuwaifat border post, enhancing the road capacity particularly at the border post and facilitating the increase in trade volumes, land transport and local industry.
This outcome, however, is challenged by some other studies where BLIP is found to negatively contribute to traffic delay and the road capacity [1, 2].
Pedestrian crossing caused a great impact on road capacity [2].
The Link Road will increase road capacity, connect Coleg Menai and Bryn Cefni Business Park with the A5114 and A55, and will also improve traffic management in the town centre.
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.