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 . 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.
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.
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.