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Client: John Spain Associates

Cost: €25K

Completion date: March 2007

Description: John Spain Associates appointed Malachy Walsh and Partners to prepare a Traffic and Transportation Assessment for a proposed retail warehouse park at Manor East, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This Traffic and Transportation Assessment was required for submission to Kerry County Council in respect of the Tralee and Killarney Environs Draft Local Area Plan, as part of the submission by John Spain Associates for the subject lands.

Existing typical peak hour traffic volumes on the proposed development existing local road network were established on the basis on-site traffic count data. The NRA Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) was used to estimate existing Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) volumes and the AADT link capacity of the N21 National Primary Road, in the vicinity of the proposed development site.

Future growth in background traffic flows was predicted in the context of the NRA Future Traffic Forecasts 2002 – 2040; and Kerry County and Tralee Town Councils’ Land Use and Transportation Study (LUTS) for the Electoral Area of Tralee. Typical peak hour trip generation rates for the proposed development were predicted on the basis of the IHT Trip Rate Information Computer System (TRICS) and traffic count data from similar developments nationally.

The existing N21 Clashlehane Roundabout and the existing Manor East local road priority controlled junction with the N21 at Curraghleha West were analysed using the computer software programmes PICADY and ARCADY, respectively.


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