Performance Evaluation of Unsignalized Intersection and Anticipated Alternative Solutions for Designated Corridors in Wolaita Sodo Town

Dagimwork Asele Manuka


The growth of traffic congestion on many streets, intersections and highways is a major concern to travelers, administrators, merchants, developers and the community at large. Its detrimental impacts in terms of longer journey times, higher fuel consumption, increased emissions of air pollutants, greater transport and other affected costs and changing investment decisions are increasingly recognized and felt across the country. Congestion reduces the effective accessibility of residents, activities and jobs resulting in lost opportunities for both the public and business. This issue is now days a great concern for Ethiopia and major cities in the country. Due to this evaluation of traffic congestion and determination of level of service with the cause of traffic congestion is the first step. From these major cities in Ethiopia, Wolaita Sodo city is now highly observed by traffic congestion especially at intersections. In this paper, first data of traffic volume count, entry time, and departure time and road width collected. Then average traffic speed ,traffic volume and traffic headway in terms of level of service and function were analyzed by using HCM-2000 and Microsoft excel sheets for only three most congested intersections.

Keywords: Capacity, Congestion, Intersections, Performance Evaluation

DOI: 10.7176/CER/11-10-02

Publication date: November 30th 2019

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