The ever growing traffic volumes on urban and rural highways over the last two decades, owing to the rise in private car ownership and change in bread-earning preferences resulting in greater number of trips to and from the rural areas, have significantly affected the level of service of existing roadway networks. In lieu of this situation, the project PROVINCIAL ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT – SINDH has been initiated by the government. The main objectives of this project are to develop a proper roadway infrastructure in the rural Sindh that can sustain the current and future traffic needs.
The Consultant has carried out traffic studies for the aforementioned project to gather traffic data, particularly midblock volume counts surveys, intersection volume counts surveys, willingness-to-pay surveys, road user interview survey, fare structure surveys and origin and destination surveys at different identified roads connecting small towns & Cities. After collection of all the data a comprehensive transportation model was developed using the transportation modelling software to extract all the demand on the roads being subject to improvement as a part of this Project. This demand was further utilized by think transportation traffic engineering team to determine the pre and post construction level of services and various other traffic engineering parameters.