Analysis of Design Solutions in the Objects of Gravel Roads Paving Programme in Terms of Traffic Safety

Recently, the accident rate in Lithuania has been among the highest in Europe. The experience of implementing a Gravel Roads Paving Program (GRPP) shows that accident rates have been increasing on the reconstructed road sections. This enables to make an assumption that design solutions taken on the reconstructed gravel roads may be not suitable in terms of traffic safety, since, currently, attempts are made to design the least possible deviation of the project road axis from the existing road axis. The paper evaluates the quality of design solutions in terms of traffic safety in the objects of GRPP through the use of the design method applied in West European countries, which is based on safety criteria and enables to evaluate traffic safety not only on existing but on the designed 2-lane suburban roads. The paper investigates the road plan solutions in the objects of the GRPP. Dangerous road sections on reconstructed/being reconstructed sections were identified, and analysis of the real or predictable accident rates on these sections was carried out.

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    • Gintalas, Vilimas
    • Zilioniene, Daiva
    • Dimaitis, Mindaugas
    • Lukosaitis, Tadas
    • Lipneviciute, Kristina
    • Vitkiene, Jurate
  • Publication Date: 2008

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01108809
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 1 2008 6:30PM