Turbo Roundabout Usage in Lieu of Conventional Roundabouts for the Jordanian Traffic Conditions

Turbo Roundabout Usage in Lieu of Conventional Roundabouts for the Jordanian Traffic Conditions The main objective of this study is to check the possibility of upgrading at-grade roundabouts to Turbo roundabouts con- sidering the Jordanian driving conditions. It is also to check how such upgrade is going to affect performance measures of the studied areas including safety, capacity, queue length, delay, and level of service (LOS). Thus, three roundabouts were selected and analyzed using SIDRA software under off-peak, morning peak and evening peak traffic conditions to obtain the actual capacity, queue length, delay, and LOS values under the current design. Then two designs were applied for each roundabout according to Dutch design guideline manual using TORUS software by changing inner radius and opening width. The generated designs were analyzed using VISSIM software under the original traffic conditions, to evaluate the effect of introducing turbo roundabout system as a replacement to the conventional roundabout system. The results of this study indicate that turbo roundabouts offer higher capacities, less delays and better LOS compared to existing intersections. In addition, introducing turbo roundabouts might offer higher safety levels than conventional roundabouts; as conflict points were reduced from 32 on two-lane conventional roundabouts to only 12 on the proposed turbo roundabouts. Consequently, reconstruction of intersections was http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Civil Engineering Springer Journals

Turbo Roundabout Usage in Lieu of Conventional Roundabouts for the Jordanian Traffic Conditions

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/turbo-roundabout-usage-in-lieu-of-conventional-roundabouts-for-the-d0H0FXIFMs
Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Iran University of Science and Technology
Subject
Engineering; Civil Engineering
ISSN
1735-0522
eISSN
2383-3874
D.O.I.
10.1007/s40999-018-0330-z
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

The main objective of this study is to check the possibility of upgrading at-grade roundabouts to Turbo roundabouts con- sidering the Jordanian driving conditions. It is also to check how such upgrade is going to affect performance measures of the studied areas including safety, capacity, queue length, delay, and level of service (LOS). Thus, three roundabouts were selected and analyzed using SIDRA software under off-peak, morning peak and evening peak traffic conditions to obtain the actual capacity, queue length, delay, and LOS values under the current design. Then two designs were applied for each roundabout according to Dutch design guideline manual using TORUS software by changing inner radius and opening width. The generated designs were analyzed using VISSIM software under the original traffic conditions, to evaluate the effect of introducing turbo roundabout system as a replacement to the conventional roundabout system. The results of this study indicate that turbo roundabouts offer higher capacities, less delays and better LOS compared to existing intersections. In addition, introducing turbo roundabouts might offer higher safety levels than conventional roundabouts; as conflict points were reduced from 32 on two-lane conventional roundabouts to only 12 on the proposed turbo roundabouts. Consequently, reconstruction of intersections was

Journal

International Journal of Civil EngineeringSpringer Journals

Published: May 30, 2018

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off