ALTERNATE TECHNIQUE FOR WIDENING ROADS NEAR COMERICAL PLACES

Muhammad Saleem

Abstract


It is well known that as volumes of traffic progressively increase, the need to widen roads becomes increasingly urgent especially near commercial markets. In this paper we will discuss the technique for widening roads; usually roads are widening by clearing nearby buildings. But that is very costly. This paper discuss that usually near commercial or market places there is always horizontal parking space, so if we just shift this parking space underground (under main road) with proper drainage system and stairs at each end of the road we can easily secure 1 or 2 extra lane. That extra lane can be used for bus rapid transit or just for normal traffic. By this arrangement pedestrian can also find easy to cross roads. Also in this paper alternate ways of lighting in underground parking during day and night by solar panels.


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New Method for Motorway Widening, Posted on October 22, 2012, link: http://nordicroads.com/new-method-for-motorway-widening/

An introduction to the Department for Transport’s road congestion statistics, link: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-transport/series/road-congestion-and-reliability-statistics

Picture taken from Saudigazette website, link: http://saudigazette.com.sa/saudi-arabia/jeddah-choking-with-traffic-jams/

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