TRAFFIC IMPACT STUDY FOR THE EXPANSION OF ALMOOSA HOSPITAL IN AL AHSA
TRAFFIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT (TIA) FOR ALMOOSA HOSPITAL EXTENSION IN AL AHSA
Examine the implications of the construction of a new tower on the surrounding road network
Area of activity
TRAFFIC AND MOBILITY
Mobility and traffic studies
- Traffic Forecasting
- Hospital Trip Generation Analysis
- 10-year Demand Forecast
- Vissim simulation models
- Traffic Impact Study
- Mitigation Measures
As part of the expansion plans of Almoosa Specialist Hospital (Al Ahsa), a new north tower is planned to be constructed. The new north tower will be an expansion of the original hospital and the already existing south tower, located to the east of Dhahran Rd, Al Mubarraz.
In order to identify the impacts that may be caused by the new tower, and to suggest any improvements that could alleviate the anticipated problems, a Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) was carried out.
The purpose of the TIA was to examine the implications of the construction of the new tower on the surrounding road network, and to analyse the internal traffic elements of this development including the entry/exit points and car parking availability. Therefore, Dahran street was evaluated along with the two intersections, north and south of the hospital, with Al Madinah Road and Bilal bin Rabah street.
The TIA assessed, among others, the capacity of the connections to the existing network, the proposed network and layout, parking facilities and pedestrian requirements. Finally, recommended mitigation measures and improvements were proposed, including schematic layouts of the changes required for the implementation.