Cost effective analysis of road widening from single lane to double lane (Parlakhemundi-Mohana road, SH-34) between chain ages 0km to 5km

Minati Kumari Padhi, K Gopishankar
2014 IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  
Road Traffic has been growing with very rapid rate, hence the traffic intensity and volume on the road is high. The present road network is necessary to improve to accommodate the future traffic and to provide the good riding quality. The Parlakhemundi-Mohana road is proposed on cost analysis (basing on Cost-Benefit Ratio method), connecting two numbers state highway starting from parlakhemundi being its (intercept at 52/0 km of SH -4) and terminates at Mohana being its 102/9 km (intercept at
more » ... km (intercept at 66/0km of SH-17) This road passes through the block head quarter of Rayagada, R.Udayagiri and Mohana connecting the district head quarter at Parlakhemundi. The total length of the road used for widening is up to 5kms length. The Traffic volume survey was also conducted on this road. The analysis of traffic volume data was done by projection up to 10 years. The need for widening of road from single lane to two lanes is justified as per the capacity of road. Based on the data collection toll fixation rates should be adopted for the improvement of the road in future. A method was adopted Cost-Benefit ratio method) which concludes that the road is economically viable for the proposed up gradation and improvements.
doi:10.9790/1684-11484345 fatcat:lgigsp6ptbaupj27uqdjhiio4u