This unit provides a comprehensive overview of design, construction and maintenance of roads and the design of traffic systems. Students will develop knowledge and a wide range of skills to assess road and traffic needs and propose appropriate designs. Emphasis is placed on the design of roads both geometrically and structurally, construction and rehabilitation of roads including route selection, road location, and environmental factors. The unit cover the following topics: study of land information systems geometric design of rural roads, pavement and subgrade materials, vehicular loading, analysis of road pavements, pavement design, road drainage, recycling pavements, cost analysis, planning and road construction and traffic engineering systems, traffic flow theory, intersection capacity and traffic management.
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