Enhancing Roadway Efficiency through Comprehensive Studies on Travel Time, Delays, and Spot Speeds


  • Md. Kamrul Islam Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
Volume: 14 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 13937-13942 | June 2024 | https://doi.org/10.48084/etasr.7098


This study integrates travel time and delay with spot speed study, utilizing the floating car method. The correlation between increased traffic flow and elevated delay times is underscored. Notably, a significant portion of vehicles operating below anticipated speeds emerges as a pivotal factor contributing to congestion. The average journey time is approximately 4 minutes, with an average stopped delay ranging from 0.17 to 0.11 minutes. Spot speed study in four directions reveals nuanced speed dynamics. In the East-West direction, the 15th, 85th, and 98th percentile speeds are 39.14 km/h, 62.27 km/h, and 85.00 km/h and similar patterns are observed in the other directions. These results transcend routine traffic studies, offering actionable insights for urban planning, traffic regulation, and economic assessments. The study delves beyond statistical compilations, providing concrete evidence of the intricate interplay between traffic flow, delay times, and speed dynamics. It aspires to guide traffic engineers, urban planners, and decision-makers into the realms of future urban development. The comprehensive understanding derived ensures informed decision-making in transportation management and infrastructure planning.


floating car method, roadway efficiency, spot speed study, travel time and delay study


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How to Cite

M. K. Islam, “Enhancing Roadway Efficiency through Comprehensive Studies on Travel Time, Delays, and Spot Speeds”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 13937–13942, Jun. 2024.


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