Volume 2A Appendix G: Traffic and Transport, Part 1 of 2

M4 East EIS Volume 2A App G Part 1 Traffic and Transport (pdf)

Contents Pages
Glossary of terms and abbreviations i
Executive summary v
1 Introduction 1-1
1.1 Overview of the project 1-1
1.2 Project location 1-1
1.3 Secretary’s environmental assessment requirements 1-4
1.4 Purpose of this report 1-5
1.5 Structure of this report 1-5
2 Proposed project 2-1
2.1 Project features 2-1
2.2 Construction activities 2-2
3 Strategic context 3-1
3.1 Appreciation of the strategic context 3-1
4 Assessment methodology 4-1
4.1 Traffic forecasting and modelling process 4-1
5 Existing environment 5-1
5.1 Route description 5-1
5.2 Travel demand characteristics 5-5
5.3 Public and active transport 5-9
5.4 Traffic volumes and patterns 5-15
6 Existing road network performance 6-1
6.1 Level of service definition 6-1
6.2 Operational performance – roadways 6-2
6.3 Operational performance – intersections 6-5
6.4 Traffic crash history 6-8
7 Assessment of construction impacts 7-1
7.1 Constructability and staging 7-1
7.2 Construction traffic generation and distribution 7-2
7.3 Construction ancillary facilities (continues in part 2) 7-6

Volume 2A Appendix G: Traffic and Transport, Part 2 of 2

M4 East EIS Volume 2A App G Part 2 Traffic and Transport (pdf)

Contents Pages
7.3 Construction ancillary facilities (continued from part 1) 7-18
7.4 Construction impact assessment 7-22
8 Future year traffic volumes and patterns 8-1
8.1 Introduction 8-1
8.2 AWT bandwidth analysis 8-2
8.3 AWT screenline analysis 8-3
8.4 Morning (AM) peak corridor analysis 8-13
8.5 Evening (PM) peak corridor analysis 8-22
8.6 M4 East forecast traffic volumes 8-30
9 Future conditions without the project 9-1
9.1 Roadway level of service 9-1
9.2 Intersection level of service 9-3
9.3 Travel speeds and travel times 9-9
9.4 Traffic crashes 9-9
9.5 Public transport 9-10
9.6 Pedestrians and cyclists 9-10
10 Assessment of operational impacts 10-1
10.1 Roadway level of service 10-1
10.2 Intersection level of service 10-7
10.3 Travel speeds and travel times 10-19
10.4 Traffic crashes 10-20
10.5 Public transport 10-21
10.6 Pedestrians and cyclists 10-22
10.7 Fulfilment of project objectives 10-22
11 Management of impacts 11-1
11.1 Construction 11-1
11.2 Operation 11-2
12 References 12-1
Appendix A: Response to agency letters A