A simulation study of alternative road improvement strategies

This report describes an extensive simulation case study of the changes in traffic performance which could be expected from alternative road improvement proposals. The study was conducted in cooperation with the road design division of the Country Roads Board, Victoria, which provided details of road alignment, traffic data, improvement proposals and construction cost estimates. The existing alignment of the study road segment has sections with less than 90 km/h design speed, and the estimated cost of upgrading to a 110 km/h standard is quite large. This led to the consideration of alternatives not normally used by the Country Roads Board, such as a reduced design speed standard. A total of fifteen improvement proposals are evaluated in terms of cost effectiveness, level of service and benefit cost ratios. The results of these evaluations are discussed, and a range of long term improvement strategies are considered (a).

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    Melbourne, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Hoban, C J
    • Fawcett, G J
  • Publication Date: 1981-8


  • English

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  • Pagination: 45P
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    • Issue Number: AIR 840-1

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  • Accession Number: 01438641
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:40PM