Sean Babulic and Martin Lui
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RJ Burnside and Associates is an engineering consultation company offering services in broad range of areas, including: infrastructure, waste management, transportation, electrical and mechanical engineering, among others [1]. The Collingwood, Ontario, branch handles transportation infrastructure projects focusing on roads and intersection design. Recently, the group looked into an intersection at the Blue Mountain Resort entrance junction. The team sought to address an anticipated increase in traffic volume projected by the Blue Mountain Resort expansion proposal, which aims to significantly increase tourist admissions during peak seasons by 2015. If the expansion plan is successful, the traffic to and from the resort is expected to rise significantly. The existing stop sign-regulated intersection was deemed inefficient for managing the anticipated increase in vehicle volume, necessitating design and implementation of an alternative intersection type.

Blue Mountain Resort

Sean Babulic, a co-op student from the University of Waterloo, was asked to design a traffic intersection that could accommodate the increase in traffic volume expected by 2015.

Learning objectives: 

This case study covers topics related to road architecture design. After completion of the case study, the student will be able to design traffic intersections and apply traffic analysis to signalized and unsignalized intersections.

Key words: 
Roundabouts, signalized traffic intersection
CEAB attributes: 
Module 01 - Case Study
Module 02 – Alternative Design Concepts (Restricted to educators only)
Module 03 – Evaluation of Alternative Design (Restricted to educators only)
Module TN - Teaching note (Restricted to educators only)

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