Channelized intersections (1)

Posted by Yudha Aditya | 11:10 PM | | 3 comments »

Channelized intersections is acheived by introducing islands into the intersectional area, thus reducing the total conflict area available in the unchannelized intersection. The radius of the entrance and exit curves and the area are suitably designed to accommodate the channelizing islands of proper size and shape. These islands help to channelize turning traffic, to control their speed and angle of approach and to decrease the conflict area at the intersection.

Channelization may be either partial or complete with divisional and directional islands and medians. From traffic operation point of view there is a better control on the traffic entering and leaving the intersection and hence channelized intersections are considered superior to the all paved types. However one of the crossing vehicles will have to stop while the other proceeds.

Highway and Transport Engineering
and this section is about Channelized intersections
(refference : Khanna, S.K., Justo, C.E.G., Highway Engineering, 3th edition, Nem Chand & Bros Roorkee (U.P.), 1976.)

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