The study cover a view and a detailed explanation of the
modification required to be carried out on the main access road linkage of the
Campus III Industrial center from federal Secretariat to Mass Communication
Department of the Institution in order to update its services and functions.
The need for easing the flow of traffic on this access road shall
rise, since it s a commercial center in the institution. It is required that
the toad be revamped and generally upgraded. The existing road is no longer in
peak condition and a result of traffic growth.
The study modification therefore involves the assessment of the
roads present condition, involving carrying out side test, and surveys etc, as
to what could be done and how best to enhance traffic flow.
Aim and objective
Advantages of road
Theodolite transversing of the road control
Importance of theodoversing
Equipment used on traversing
Conversion of angles to bearing (whole area bearing
Field leveling work general survey
Need for preliminary survey leveling work
Technical term used in leveling
Application of leveling
Instrument in leveling’
Leveling of the road
Reduction of filed data
Brief description on profile and cross sectional leveling
Uses of profile plot
Earth work computation
Soil identification/laboratory test
Laboratory test performed in soil
Test to be carried out
Sieve/particles size analysis
Aim and scope
Material and equipment
Liquid limit of soil
Objective and scope
Material and equipment
Soil classification based in plasticity
Significance fo the study
Objective and scope
Materials and equipment
California bearing ratio (cbr)
Material and equipment
Borrow materials for sub-base
Laboratory test on the borrowed materials
Tabulation for mechanical analysis
Basic design element horizontal alignment
Standard for grade
Co-ordination of vertical and horizontal alignment
Deign of curves
Design facts the engineer should know for design
Component pavement and their functions
Design of road pavement
Calculation of cbr value
Vertical and horizontal curve design
Services life of pavement
Basic policy on drainage design
Road side drainage channels
Conclusion and recommendation
The importance of road to life and activities can not be overemphasized.
Roads have important role to play in the transportation system of the
country. Good transportation system through the pavement design has in the
recent years provide to be of much significance commercially and otherwise
history testifies that the provision of roadways is necessary to draw a country
out of a state of uncivilization, but that civilization is not attained until
good road network between neigbours is made so easy that the local difference
which brench narrowness is minimized.
However this project has been designed strictly to modern design
standards e.g ASSHO method and it centers on the route survey and pavement
design of the road to meet with the present day effective services.
Moreover, this project work could really sever as a future guide
in making a new rural road, down to industrial layout to connect mass
Therefore being in a school environment a good
transportation system will improve the healthy studying condition
of the new road pavement and maintenance of the existing one.
1.1 RELEVANCE OF PROJECT
The roadway linking Federal Secretariat industrial centre and Mass
Communication Department is an earth road of about 0.620km in length whose
origin can be traced back to the origin of the I.M.T campus III environment.
The project work has its relevance centered on the general design
of a roadway which will link federal secretariat, industrial centre and Mass
communication Department in order to ensure a hitch free traffic especially to
the lecturer, visitors and students making use of that industrial centres
However the improvement of this roadway would grieve the
students and lecturers the service of belonging as it gives easier access to
This project site which is the roadway linking Federal Secretariat
industrial centre and Mass Communication Department was inspected to ascertain
its location and the present state of the road. It was vividly observed
that the area was a dusty roadway throughout its length and had been
graded without siderains, spanning about 620m length with the width of 85m.
To obtain these information, a preliminary survey was carried out
which also helped to ascertain the geological and soil conditions likely
intervals forming the chainages to be referred to until the construction ids
brought to a completion.
OF ROAD NETWORK W NIGERIA
There are three types of roads in Nigeria
- Grade I: Surface dressed road
- Grade II: laterite on natural soil road
- Grade III road on nature soil
Road, which were built earlier in Nigeria, were built as grade III
roads, which consist of roads built on level earth. This grace of road
was subsequently improved to grade II roads, which comprises of stone
laterite on soil and on general surface roads.
Ultimately, the road was improved to grade I which is laterite
road with good surfacing. The surfacing is either asphalted concrete for
flexible pavement (in this project work flexible pavement will be considered).
The progressive method of road construction produced very
durable roads but because of this rapid growth of traffic on the grade I and II
this method of road construction was discontinued and surface dressed roads
Road development receive a set back due to the development of
railway in the country between 1895 and 1910 but was only revitalized early
1960when highways were built to connect various party of the country. Today,
there is virtually on state capital (if not local government area headquarter)
that is not linked directly by a highway.
1.4 MOTOR VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS THAT AFFECT ROAD
In design of road, the current physical characteristics of ehicle
in use and the anticipated future improvement in se are all essential. These
vehicles are evaluated in terms f a standard vehicle known a design vehicle.
The design data for a road stretch include: aix load, axle space, overall
length, eight and width of the design vehicle.
1. Length: The length of the vehicle will affect
the extra widening at curves and minimum turning radius the passing sight
distance the road capacity and parking facilities for example 12m are
recommended for a single unit truck while 20m (19:812m) for Troilus
2. Width: The width of the vehicle will affect
the lane width the width of shoulders and the width of parking spaces.
AASHO recommends a maximum width of 2.59m.
3. Height: The height of the vehicle will affect
the overall height distance provided under structure such as: bridges, overhead
bridges electric services lines etc. the maximum height for vehicle should not
be more than 4m.
4. Weight: The weight of vehicles affects the
thickness of the pavement, ruling and limiting gradient and design of bridges.
5. speed: vehicle affects horizontal and vertical
alignment design elevation limiting radius, signal distances, width of pavement
on straight and curves for the purpose of this project a design speed of 30km/n
is been considered. He design speed is the maximum speed maintainable
throughout the journey with compatible safely and comfort)
1.5 DRIVER AND THEIR CHARACTERISTICS
A driver could be a vehicle rive, cyclist or pedestrian. There are
no average drivers as the capabilities of a driver changes under such effects
as fatigue ,frustration, monotony and alcohol. Much speed is the primary cause
Drivers have different visual perception capabilities to tract
promptly to conditions requiring positive action
The major driver characteristics considered are:
1. Reaction time: this is the period of time, which
elapses from the period the eye of a driver registers a sene to the time
muscular reaction occurs.
2. perception time: this is the period of the much
elapses before reaction time begins. AASHO recommends combined reaction plus
perception time tobe2.5 sec and can be taken as 3 sec in complex situations.
1.6 RECONNAISSANCE SURVEY
This is a quick type of surveyor rapid examination of the ground
and its adjacent natural features usually made with out survey instruments
to limit the alternate route in terms of cost tone or two.
In the cause of this project, there reconnaissance survey was
carried out in order to obtain a first hand view of the road by walking through
the length of the road thereby having a clear picture of the entire roadway.
This is also helped in determining the most suitable way of carrying out the
project economically in time and energy. During the process of reconnaissance,
survey stations were chosen and marked.
1.6.1 CHAIN SURVEY
The method adopted in marking linear measurement is the linear
measurement in which a employed in making a direct measurement is dependent of
the degree of accuracy required. However in cause of this project, accuracy in
measurement was maintained to a moderate level. Obstacle such as rough ground,
pedestrian traffic and motor cycle traffic were avoided as much as possible.
1.6.2 STATION MARKING
The survey stations were marked in such way that will
fulfill the following requirement.
a. The stations where to be easily and quickly
found during survey operations.
b. They were to be fairly permanent so that
pedestrians will not easily remove them.
c. They were marked using bottle tops and nails at
the center line of the road for easy location of these stations, temporary stations
were established at the edge of the road using wooden pegs.
1.7 FACTORS AFFECTING THE CHOICE OF STATION
These factors include the following
1. Easy meaning condition: stations are to be
chosen in such a way as to avoid obstructs during draining or tapping exercise.
2. Inter-visibility: stations are to be chosen and
placed in such a manner that no station on struts the line of sight of another
stations. This was considered for both traversing and leveling.
3. Traversing at close distance should be avoided
in order to avoid angular errors being introduced if targets at short range are
not properly bisected.
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