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Course Name Traffic Engineering and Management
Course Code 15CVL471
Program B. Tech. in Civil Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Introduction – Objectives and scope of traffic engineering – Components of road traffic: vehicle, driver and road – Road user and vehicle characteristics and their effect on road traffic – Traffic manoeuvre – Traffic Stream Characteristics – Relationship between Speed, Flow and Density.

Objectives, methods, equipment, data collection, analysis and interpretation (including case studies) of (a) Speed and delay, (b) Origin and destination, (c) Parking, (d) Accident and other studies.

Unit 2

Design, Regulation and Management of Traffic Engineering Facilities: Control of traffic movements through time sharing and space sharing concepts – Design of channelising islands, T, Y, skewed, staggered, roundabout, mini-roundabout and other forms of at-grade crossings including provision for safe crossing of pedestrians and cyclists – Grade separated intersections: Warrants and design features – Bus stop location and bus bay design – Road lighting – Regulations on vehicles, drivers and traffic – Planning and design of traffic management measures: one-way streets, reversible lanes and roadways, turn regulation, transit and carpool lanes – Planning and design of pedestrian facilities – Traffic calming.

Unit 3

Traffic Control Devices and Environmental Control: Different methods of signal design – Redesign of existing signals including case studies – Signal coordination – Air and Noise pollution of different transport modes – Visual impacts – Impacts on land development -Technological approaches to improving environment.

Text Books

  1. Elena S. Prassas, Roger P. Roess, William R. McShane, “Traffic Engineering”, Pearson, 2010.
  2. Kadiyali, L. R., “Traffic Engineering and Transport Planning”, Khanna Publishers, 2007.


  • O’ Flaherty C. A., “Traffic Planning and Engineering”, Elsevier India, 2006.
  • Fred L. Mannering, Scott S. Washburn, and Walter P. Kilareski, “Principles of Highway Engineering and Traffic Analysis”, Wiley, 2011.
  • Pignataro, L., “Traffic Engineering – Theory and Practice”, Prentice Hall, 1973.
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers, “Transportation and Traffic Engg. Hand Book”, 6th edition, 2009.
  • IRC-SP41, Guidelines for the Design of At-Grade Intersections in Rural and Urban Areas, 1994.
  • Leonard Evans, “Traffic Safety”, Science Serving Society, 2004.
  • Michael, A. P. Taylor, William Young, and Peter W. Bonsall, “Understanding Traffic Systems”, Ashgate Publishing, 2000.
  • Mike Slinn, Paul Matthews, Peter Guest, “Traffic Engineering Design – Principles and Practice”, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005.

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