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Management of Al-Khaldiyah Road to optimize Safety and improve sight View

Project Overview

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a network of internal roads sophisticated and modern and has a total road length of about 160 thousand kilometers of which about 47 thousand kilometers are paved roads linking major centers (Ministry of Transport, 2014). In Saudi Arabia the motor vehicle is the main means of transportation. However, between 1971 and 1997; 564 762 people died or were injured in road traffic accidents, a figure equivalent to 3.5% of the total population in Saudi Arabia (Ansari et al., 2000). They reported that during this period 66 914 people have died on the roads in Saudi Arabia due to road accidents, amounting to one person killed and four injured every hour.

The main goal of this paper is to describe a project (proposal) concerning the management of Al-Khaldiyah road (Al Khobar) in order to optimize its safety and improve its sight view. The project is mainly concerned by the proposition of sustainable solutions for the purpose of optimizing the safety use of this important road and also improving its sight view. This includes the design of some appropriate junctions in order to increase convenience, comfort and safety while at the same time enhancing the efficient movement of all road users, and the minimization of traffic conflicts locations at these junctions. A good design should aim at minimizing the severity of potential accidents at these points.

Project Objectives

The main goal of this project is the management of Al-Khaldiyah road in order to optimize its safety and improve its sight view. The project is mainly concerned by the proposition of sustainable solutions for the purpose of optimizing the safety use of this important road and also improving its sight view. This includes: i) the design of some appropriate junctions in order to increase convenience, comfort and safety while at the same time enhancing the efficient movement of all road users, and ii) The minimization of traffic conflicts locations at these junctions. A good design should aim at minimizing the severity of potential accidents at these points.

The project is composed by the following stages or parts:
  1. Development of the different plans of the proposed Al-Khaldiyah road project (including top overall view & road cross sections).
  2. Design and plans of the different managements and junctions (including, a tunnel and roundabout/tunnel junctions, and a bridge).
  3. Geotechnical design of tunnel retaining wall and abutment bridge foundations.
  4. Pavement design of a prototype section of the new managed road
  5. Development of a prototype of the proposed al-Khaldiyah road.


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Project Outcome

Ameer Al-Sary, Hassan Al-Halal, Tahar Ayadat, Andi Asiz, Omar K al Ouda. “Management of AL-Khaldiyah Road (AL-Khobar; KSA) in Order to Optimize Safety and Improve Sight View”. American Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (accepted in press).

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