Traffic Performance at Conector Sur of San Juan, Argentina

The increase in traffic demand, and as a consequence the increase in congestion and accident risks, makes authorities to seek alternatives for traffic improvement; including enabling new ways, such as Conector Sur de la Ciudad de San Juan, Argentina. This corridor is located in the space formerly occupied by disused railway lines and connects two important areas of the city, Rawson and Capital. The high traffic flow between these two important centers led to the construction of this new way of six lanes, two bicycle lanes and sidewalks for pedestrian circulation, and there are twelve at-grade intersections. Due to its technical characteristics, it was of great interest to study the traffic performance in order to evaluate alternatives of optimization, based on the results of the research carried out at Escuela de Caminos, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional de San Juan, Argentina. In the period since it has been running, there have been a significant number of accidents, and some of them had serious injuries and deaths. In turn, during the survey of the road, geometry problems were detected, which led to make a further analysis of the protection elements installed, as well as design aspects influencing the safety of the corridor. The work is applied to the case of a running way. Data collection was made through observation of project documentation and through measurements and surveys in the field. It is estimated that the proposed amendments will help to improve not only the quality of movement of the track, but also to reduce the risk of accidents.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Illustrations; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 25th World Road Congress - Seoul 2015: Roads and Mobility - Creating New Value from Transport

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01715852
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9782840604235
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 5 2019 2:42PM