Understanding of the practices associated with highway route selection

Module Learning Outcomes
Lo.2 Apply and evaluate methods of analysis of highway traffic and signalized intersections.
Assignment Objective
The highways part of the module aims to provide students with a basic understanding of highway design and
construction, an understanding of the practices associated with highway route selection, the analysis of traffic
flows, vehicular behavior, highway capacity and related issues of environment and sustainability. The main
objective is to apply and evaluate methods of analysis of highway traffic and signalized intersections
Assignment Tasks

Proposal [will be marked out of 100 and scaled down to 5marks]
A short proposal is to be submitted on or before 29 October 2020 (23:59) which must include:
o Understanding of deliverables – a detail description of deliverables. Mention the details of your
understanding from the given task
o General overview of proposed plan – Initial understanding of solution for given task. How you are going
to complete the task. Include your methodology in brief
o Timeline for completion of the given tasks. How you are going to complete the task in given time.
Provide your time schedule in Gant chart
The work proposal must be submitted in a word file (Maximum of 1 page) through the link available in Moodle

IN SEMESTER (INDIVIDUAL) ASSIGNMENT
Module Code: CIVL 0011 Module Name: Highway and Transport
Engineering
Level: 2 Max. Marks: 100
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CW [will be marked out of 100 and scaled down to 95 marks]
Each student will have his own data that is given in the attached “CourseWork Project-Data” Excel sheet.
Every student is required to prepare a report that include the following requirements
Task 1: Report [40 Marks]
Write a short report on evaluating methods of analysis of highway traffic and signalized intersections, Your
report should include the following requirements:
a. The primary elements of traffic flow are flow, density, and speed. Discuss with illustration the
relationships between the three elements of a traffic flow. [10Marks]
b. Different types of traffic counts are carried out, depending on the anticipated use of the data to
be collected Select and describe the method and equipment you will recommend for traffic
volume counts for each of the road sections given below. Give reasons for your
recommendations. [10Marks]

  1. A private road leading to an industrial development
  2. A residential street
  3. A rural collector road
  4. A section of an interstate highway
    c. A travel time study determines the amount of time required to travel from one point to another
    on a given route discuss the Applications of Travel Time and Delay Data , and How are travel time
    and delay studies used? Describe one method for collecting travel time and delay data at a
    section of a highway. [10Marks]
    d. Reflection from MOOCs – [100 -200 words] [10 marks]
    Student should reflect the knowledge learnt from the MOOCs towards one of the following short
    courses. Student must Provide the certificate in the attachment at the end of the CW
  5. Transport Management in the UK: Rail and Road
    https://alison.com/course/transport-management-in-the-uk-rail-and-road
  6. Transport Management in the UK: Challenges, Health and Safety
    https://alison.com/course/transport-management-in-the-uk-challenges-health-and-safety
    Task 2: comprehensive analysis [40 Marks]

a. A suburban undivided 50 km multi-lane highway on rolling terrain has an AADT of 30,000 vehicles
per day, with a peak hour factor estimated at 0.9 and the directional factor, D is estimated at 0.7.
All lanes are 3.05 m wide. There are no obstructions within 1.83 m of the kerb. The percentages
for the various heavy vehicle types are: PT – 12%, PB – 6%, PR – 2%. The highway is required to
provide a Level of Service ‘B’ .Assuming the highway is to be designed for the thirtieth highest
hourly volume during the year (where, K = 0.15). [15Marks]
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  1. Determine the number of lanes required in each direction
  2. If the highway is designed for the highest fiftieth hourly volume during the year (K1 =
    0.12). Does the number of required lanes change?
  3. If the one lane construction cost per kilometer is 50000 RO, Determine the saving of
    construction cost of the road in this case.
    b. Two lanes of the four lanes on a section of a freeway have to be closed to undertake an
    emergency bridge repair that is expected to take 120minutes hr. The mean free speed of the
    freeway is 90km/h and the jam density is 140 veh/km/ln. If it is estimated that the demand flow
    on the highway during the emergency repairs is 80% of the capacity(max flow), using the
    deterministic approach, determine: [15Marks]
  4. The maximum queue length that will be formed
  5. The number of vehicles that will be affected by the incident
  6. The average individual delay
    c. A commuter number of 10000 person travelling every day between two zones A and B and there
    are three available travel modes are subway, taxi, and bus. The utility functions for the three
    modes are estimated using the following equations: Us = 0.101 – 0.012T1 – 0.015T2 -0.022C UT =
    0 – 0.012T1 – 0.015T2 -0.022C UB = 0 – 0.012T1 – 0.015T2 -0.022C Where T1=journey time T2=
    travel time C = cost ($). [10Marks]
    Table 2: shows the variable of utility function of each mode.
    T1 (minutes) T2 (minutes) C (cent)
    Subway 15 10 60
    Taxi 25 35 600
    Bus 10 30 50
  7. If the ministry of transportation decides to increase the fare of the subway by 20%. Discuss
    the feasibility of this decision.
  8. If the ministry of transportation decide to reduce the travel time for the bus to 20 minutes
    and by 4 new buses where the capacity of each is 150 person /bus. Discuss the feasibility of
    this decision.
    Sections of the Report
    The Report should contain the following sections:
    1) Introduction
    2) Task 1
    3) Task 2
    4) Conclusion
    5) References
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    1) Introduction: (200 words) (5 marks)
    The introduction is very important as it sets the context for the report. Summarize brief background, state the
    report’s aim (objective), and describe how the report is organized (methodology). It is not usual to detail
    findings or recommendations in the introduction.
    2) Task 1: Report (40 marks)
    3) Task 2: comprehensive analysis (40 marks)
    4) Conclusions (200 words) (5 marks)
    Every report should include a concluding statement/s on the subject of the report. Restate the aim of the
    report and state how you have achieved it. Present the main findings and key recommendations in a
    summarized. You should also restate the limitations of the report.
    5) References: (5 marks)
    Use Harvard referencing system as per our college rules. Not less than 8 general references and 2 MEC ELibrary references.
    6) Appendix: If any additional figures, tables, and photos
    DELIVERABLE:
    The report for task 1 should not exceed 8 pages.
    Guidelines:
    Assignment must be computer typed.
    ➢ Font – Times New Roman
    ➢ Font – Style – Regular
    ➢ Font – Size – 12
    ➢ Heading should be with Font Size 14, Bold, Capital and Underline.
    ➢ The report should have a Title Page. Title Page should contain the following information.
    • College name and logo
    • Title
    • Module name and Code
    • Student name
    • Student ID
    • Use page numbers

• Explain with suitable diagrams wherever required. Diagrams must be drawn using suitable software or
by pencil.
• Each student has to do the assignment individually .
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• You can refer books in eLibrary or use internet resource. But you should not cut and paste material
from internet nor provide photocopied material from books. The assignment answers should be in your
own words after understanding the matter from the above resources.
Rules & Regulations
• All resources should be cited using CU Harvard style.
• The final assignment must have a Title page, Table of Contents, References/ bibliography using CU
Harvard Style and page numbers.
• Title Page must have Assignment Name, Module name, Session, your name, ID, and the name of the
faculty.
• Softcopy in word format is to be submitted through Turnitin link on Moodle.
• Viva could be conducted if required after the assignment submission as per the dates informed earlier.
VIVE will be online through MS Teams
• If any content or diagram of the report body is found to be copied from the other students then marks
will be deducted from both reports.
Note:
• This submission should include full solutions including calculations for each of the problems presented.
All solutions should clearly state any assumptions, clauses, tables, figures and formulas used.
• All the design should be clearly illustrated.
• You must have citations from reputable journals, articles, books, etc. in your paper. this is considered
of great importance in the quality of your report and hence your mark
Important Policies to be followed

  1. Student Academic Integrity Policy*:
    MEC upholds the spirit of academic integrity in all forms of academic work and any form of violation of academic
    integrity shall invite severe penalty. Any benefit obtained by indulging in the act of violation of academic
    integrity shall be cancelled.
    All cases of violation of academic integrity on the part of the student shall fall under any of the below mentioned
    categories:
  2. Plagiarism
  3. Malpractice
  4. Ghost Writing
  5. Collusion
  6. Other cases
    If the student fails a module and has a proven case of academic integrity violation in this module, the student
    is required to re-register the module. This is applicable to first and second offenders of plagiarism.
  7. Plagiarism
    A. First offence of plagiarism
    I. If a student is caught first time in an act of plagiarism during his/her course of study in any
    assignment other than project work, the student will be allowed to re-submit the assignment
    once, within a maximum period of one week. However, a penalty of deduction of 25% of the
    marks obtained for the resubmitted work will be imposed.
    II. Period of re-submission: The student will have to re-submit the work one week from the date
    he or she is advised to re-submit.
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    III. If the re-submitted work is also found to be plagiarized, then that assessment will be awarded
    a zero mark. Re-submission of the work beyond the maximum period of one week will not be
    accepted and the assessment will be awarded a zero mark.
    B. Second offence of plagiarism
    If any student is caught second time in an act of plagiarism during his/her course of study (in a subsequent
    semester), the student will directly be awarded zero for the work in which plagiarism is detected. In such cases,
    the student will not be allowed to resubmit the work. A warning of suspension shall be issued, and student has
    to sign an undertaking and undergo counselling session in such cases.
  8. Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion
    A. First offence of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion
    If a student is caught in an act of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion for an assessment component irrespective
    of coursework or end semester, the student shall fail the module and shall be required to re-register the module
    B. Second Offence of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion
    If a student is caught a second time in an act of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion for an assessment
    component irrespective of coursework or end semester, the student shall fail the module. A warning of
    suspension shall be issued, and student has to sign an undertaking and undergo counselling session in such
    cases.
  9. Third Offence of Academic Integrity Violation
    If a student is caught a third time in an act of Academic Integrity Violation for an assessment component
    irrespective of coursework or end semester (in a subsequent semester), the student shall fail the module and
    also shall be suspended for one semester from the College, as recommended by institutional level academic
    committee, Chaired by the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs.
  10. Fourth Offence of Academic Integrity Violation:
    If a student is caught a fourth time in an act of Academic Integrity Violation for an assessment component
    irrespective of coursework or end semester (in a subsequent semester), the student shall fail the module and
    also shall be expelled from the College, as recommended by institutional level academic committee, Chaired by
    the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs.
  11. Other cases
    If a student commits an act of academic integrity violation as per the definition of “other cases” mentioned in
    the previous section or of a different nature, student’s case shall be forwarded to an institutional level academic
    committee, Chaired by the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs. The committee shall investigate the case by means
    of a viva and/or a disciplinary hearing and shall take appropriate decision. The penalty that can be granted to a
    proven case of academic integrity violation which falls in this category of “other cases” can be a
    warning/component zero/ module fail/suspension/expulsion depending on the nature and gravity of the
    offence.
  12. Types/Variations of Cases:
    I. If plagiarism is detected in any component of one assessment, the deduction in marks will be applicable
    for the whole assessment, even if only the component or part submission alone needs to be
    resubmitted.
    II. If plagiarism is detected in a group assessment, all students of the group will be considered as having
    committed an act of plagiarism and the policy will then be applied to all students
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    III. If plagiarism is detected in any component of a group assessment, the deduction in marks will be
    applicable for the whole assessment even if only the component or part submission alone needs to be
    resubmitted.
    All students of the group would be considered as having committed an act of plagiarism and the policy will then
    be applied to all the students of the group.
    IV. If the assessment consists of components or part submissions that could be a group assessment
    component (e.g. group assignment) and an individual assessment component (e.g. individual
    reflection), the following will be applicable:
    a. If plagiarism is detected in the group assessment component, all students of the group will be
    considered as having committed an act of plagiarism, The policy will then be applied to all
    students of the group. Group assessment component will be resubmitted as per the policy.
    b. If plagiarism is detected in the individual assessment component, the individual assessment
    component will be resubmitted and the policy will then be applied to that student alone.
    c. For both (a) and/or (b), the deduction in marks will be applicable for the whole assessment.
  • for further details Refer to MEC Student Academic Integrity Policy in Student Handbook.
  1. Late Submission Regulations:
    It is the students’ responsibility to check all relevant timelines related to assessments.
    As per the Assessment Policy at MEC, late submissions are allowed for one week (5 working days) for all UG
    modules with a penalty. In such cases, a deduction of 5% of the marks obtained for the submitted work shall be
    imposed for each working day following the last date of submission till the date of actual submission.
    Assessment documents submitted beyond a period of one week (5 working days) after the last date of
    submission will not be accepted and will be awarded a zero for that assessment. In cases where the submission
    has been delayed due to extenuating circumstances, the student may be permitted to submit the work without
    imposing the late submission policy stated above. The extended period of submission will be one week from
    the original last date of submission. In such cases, the student is expected to submit the supporting certificates
    on or before the original last date of submission of the assessment and the decision of extension rests with
    faculty responsible for the assessment .The late submission policy shall be applied if the student fails to submit
    the work within one week of the original last date of submission.
    Students may contact their teachers for clarification on specific details of the submission time if required.
  2. Research Ethics and Biosafety Policy
    To protect and respect the rights, dignity, health, safety, and privacy of research subjects involved including the
    welfare of animals and the integrity of environment, all student projects are expected to be undertaken as per
    the MEC Research Ethics and Biosafety Policy. Accordingly the following shall apply.
    • Research and other enterprise activities shall be conducted by maintaining the high ethical standards
    consistent with national and international standards and conventions.
    • Any research at MEC that is categorized as high-risk research shall be subject to review and approval
    by the Research Ethics and Biosafety Committee.
    • Research activities involving collection of human or animal tissues and manipulation of microbial,
    animal or plant cells shall be subject to review and approval by the Research Ethics and Biosafety
    Committee.
    • Participants involved in research must be informed about the purpose of research and intended uses
    of research findings. Written consent must be obtained from people involved prior to the
    commencement of research.
    • Data obtained from participants must be treated with high confidence and should be used only for the
    intended purpose of research.

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