Due to the development of a new regional shopping center, a major new intersection must be provided for significant movements into and out of the shopping center.

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HCS Project

 Due to the development of a new regional shopping center, a major new intersection must be provided for significant movements into and out of the shopping center. The main entrance to the shopping center is on the North side of the intersection. The expected demands for the new intersection are given below.  There will be 3% trucks into and out of shopping center and 1% trucks everywhere else. There are 20 buses per hour stopping on the right side of each approach in all directions except leaving the shopping center, which has zero.

The tasks for this project are as follows:

 

1.            Develop a physical design for the intersection, that is, how many lanes            and what channelization for the lanes.

2.            Develop a complete signal timing plan – assume a pre-timed signal.

3.            Using HCS software, run an HCM analysis of how the intersection is expected to operate under the proposed design and signal timing. You may not have any lane groups with LOS of E or F.  You do not want lane group v/c ratios greater than 0.95

4.            The fewer lanes you use and still keep a LOS of D or better, the higher your grade.

5.            Make sure the design works in the simulation

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