Show simple item record Liyanage, UD 2011-03-07T04:20:23Z 2011-03-07T04:20:23Z
dc.description The Thesis submitted to the Department of Civil Engineering for the Degree of Master of Engineering en_US
dc.description.abstract Road network in Sri Lanka is expanding rapidly to cater the developing economical and social environment of the country. With that it is required to manage the road system in the county including national, provincial and rural road networks to provide necessary accessibility throughout the country. The amount of money allocating to the road development has been increased. With this situation there is a necessity to spend this money in effective way. By selecting proper roads at proper time with proper method of improvement the money available for the road improvement can be used effectively. Road Development Authority who manages the national road network is using different methods in this exercise. But in provincial councils or rural level still there is no proper system has been established for above, other than the methods used during implementation of foreign funded projects for provincial and rural road development. This study was done to introduce a method for selecting roads for improvements in provincial councils. During the study it was compared the method used for road selection in Southern Provincial Roads Improvement project named as Provincial Roads Economic Model (PERM). Initially there is a necessity of allocating the amount of road length to be improved in each province. This provincial allocation was done using different parameters with weightings. During that more weighting were given to the areas with high poverty and more road density. This provincial allocation consisting of the candidate road list has to be prioritized based on the economic and the social benefit assessment due to the development of those roads. The cost estimation for the road improvement was done by computing the traffic loading of the road for the design period. This was forecasted using traffic counting data and the traffic growth rates developed by planning division RDA. It was revealed that the assessment done by PERM for traffic forecasting has based on incorrect data. This may lead to give incorrect costing for road improvement. The benefit assessment was done by calculating the vehicle operating cost saving and travel time saving due to road improvement. This was done using the published data for VOC and VOT for different values of road roughness and the vehicle speeds. IRI and speed values used for above calculation were obtained by field data and prediction It was found that the values used in PERM for this was highly unrealistic and the speed and the roughness values are not matching to each other. The data used in the research was obtained from the published data by university of Moratuwa or Road Development Authority. Other data were collected during field observation. This research may provide some guide in making road selection decisions in the provincial road improvement. 111
dc.format.extent viii, 53p. : tables en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject CIVIL ENGINEERING - Dissertation
dc.subject HIGHWAY SYSTEMS - Roadside Improvement
dc.title Selection criteria for provincial road development
dc.type Thesis-Abstract
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US MEng en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Civil Engineering en_US 2010-03
dc.identifier.accno 95716 en_US

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