Determination of Headway and Average Travel Speed of Vehicles (Case Study of Post Office-Kwara State Polytechnic Permanent Site Car Park Road)

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Since it is compulsory that people and goods move from one part of the country to the other or within particular defined regional area, the facilities used for this purpose need to be well planned, designed and constructed. Inadequate and unplanned traffic control constitute a lot of problems resulting in delay, congestion, immobility to uneasy access to transport etc. This project is to determine the headway and average travel speed of vehicles (Case study of post office- Kwara State Polytechnic permanent site car park road). In order to determine the time taken, distance, speed of a vehicle of the existing road network. Having considered the necessary observations from the post- office to Kwara state polytechnic permanent site car park we are able to observe that the distance is 10. 5km and the time taken varies where the lowest value of time taken from day one is sixteen (16) minutes while the highest is twenty two minutes (22) while on the second day we were able to determine the time taken from 8: 19am – 9: 30am and the total lowest value of the time taken is twenty (20) minutes while the highest is twenty two (22) minutes and the total average headway for the day one is 3.5 minutes while the total average headway for the day two practical is 4.5 minutes and the determination of the average speed of the day one practical is 11.2km per hour while the average speed for the second day practical is 11. 20km per hour and the total value for day 1 and 2 is 11. 15km per hour and also we are able to determine the day like Monday, Tuesday, Friday are the days that have much masses while Wednesday, Thursday are not much and also from the result, the Average Daily Time (ADT) of traffic volume shows that morning peak hour flow is 8: 00am to 9: 00am everyday, due to Kwara state polytechnic permanent site students and also the staff and University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) that was moved to Oke- Oyi which was sited along the same direction, due to movement of student and workers that are going to their normal daily activities and also the afternoon peak hour is 4: 00pm to 5: 00pm when they are returning from their daily activities but the traffic flow is high in the morning than that of the afternoon peak hour flow.  

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APA

Frontiers, E. & Borella, . (2021). Determination of Headway and Average Travel Speed of Vehicles (Case Study of Post Office-Kwara State Polytechnic Permanent Site Car Park Road). Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/determination-of-headway-and-average-travel-speed-of-vehicles-case-study-of-post-office-kwara-state-polytechnic-permanent-site-car-park-road

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Frontiers, Edu, and Borella "Determination of Headway and Average Travel Speed of Vehicles (Case Study of Post Office-Kwara State Polytechnic Permanent Site Car Park Road)" Afribary. Afribary, 15 Dec. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/determination-of-headway-and-average-travel-speed-of-vehicles-case-study-of-post-office-kwara-state-polytechnic-permanent-site-car-park-road. Accessed 02 Jul. 2022.

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Frontiers, Edu, and Borella . "Determination of Headway and Average Travel Speed of Vehicles (Case Study of Post Office-Kwara State Polytechnic Permanent Site Car Park Road)". Afribary, Afribary, 15 Dec. 2021. Web. 02 Jul. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/determination-of-headway-and-average-travel-speed-of-vehicles-case-study-of-post-office-kwara-state-polytechnic-permanent-site-car-park-road >.

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Frontiers, Edu and Borella . "Determination of Headway and Average Travel Speed of Vehicles (Case Study of Post Office-Kwara State Polytechnic Permanent Site Car Park Road)" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 02, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/determination-of-headway-and-average-travel-speed-of-vehicles-case-study-of-post-office-kwara-state-polytechnic-permanent-site-car-park-road