Discipline: Technology and Engineering
Subcategory: Civil/Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering
Florantine Joseph - Howard University
The Ubungo junction is known throughout Tanzania to have one of the worst traffic jams in all of the country. The study seeks to present a model for the implementation of structures for traffic control in selected area at Ubongo intersection in Dar es Salaam. This study addresses several aspects in order to provide a paradigm for solving traffic congestion at the Ubongo intersection. These components include the following: (1) how effective Grade Separation structures are for traffic control; (2) Visuals for such structure for the selected area; and (3) list of necessary tools for the structure and recommendations for maintenance. Data collection consisted of detailed observation of the intersection and a review of literature on grade separation. The findings of this investigation concluded in providing a framework for implementing structures for traffic control at the Ubungo intersection in Tanzania. The final recommendation for addressing traffic congestion at the Ubungo intersection included a 2D AutoCAD draft of a two way, four-lane highway tunnel. Further research should explore cost feasibility, economical effects, and environmental compatibility of the proposed highway tunnel.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. HRD-1238466. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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