Application of a microsimulation model to evaluate different hypotheses for the reconfiguration of some road junctions in the municipality of Sorbolo
The transport study considers different design alternatives to resolve critical issues concerning the Provincial road 62R in Sorbolo Mezzani, a small municipality in the Province of Parma.
The transport study was conducted through the construction and application of a traffic microsimulation model using PTV Vissim software.
The aim of the project was to evaluate, in transport terms, the different hypotheses for the reconfiguration of the nodes in the small municipality. The simulations were carried out wit respect to both morning and evening pick hours.
The following activities were carried out:
- Acquisition of demand data and realization of traffic surveys in the concerned intersections;
- Construction and calibration of a microsimulation model of the current status;
- Implementation and modelling analysis of design alternatives and evaluation of transport impacts (in terms of average and maximum queue lengths, delay in crossing the node and LoS – Level of Service)
- identification of the optimal design configuration.