Improving Level of Service on Urban Road Intersections: The Case of City of Larissa, Greece

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
  
© 2019 by IJETT Journal
Volume-67 Issue-10
Year of Publication : 2019
Authors : Christos Balades, Grigorios Papageorgiou
  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V67I10P231

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MLA Style: Christos Balades, Grigorios Papageorgiou   "Improving Level of Service on Urban Road Intersections: The Case of City of Larissa, Greece" International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology 67.10 (2019):193-198.

APA Style: Christos Balades, Grigorios Papageorgiou, Improving Level of Service on Urban Road Intersections: The Case of City of Larissa, Greece  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, 67(10),193-198

Abstract
This paper examines the level of service (LOS) along a segment of road “Iroon Polytechniou” in the city of Larisa in Greece. “Iroon Polytechniou” is a heavily trafficked road of the city centre and former part of the national road network E65 and EO3. Level of service is calculated according to the methodology of highway capacity manual 2000 [1] through the average travel speed of vehicles on the trafficked surface. Given the fact that C or D LOS are set as target limits in this study, suggestions and recommendations are presented, where necessary, in order to improve calculated LOS up to the aforementioned limits. LOS is estimated on intersections of the road and all as a total. Intersection factors that lead to LOS values considered insufficient are highlighted respectively. Control delays of traffic lights turned out to be inadequate are pointed out and adequate improvement measures are proposed. Management of intersection deficiencies proves to radically increase provided LOS of examined segments.

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Keywords
LOS management, urban road intersections, average travel speed, control delay, design management