• T. S. Ayeni Department of Civil Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria Author
  • S. D. Iyeke Department of Civil Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria Author



Passenger Car Unit (PCU), Peak Hour (PH), Peak Hour Volume (PHV), Peak Hour Factor (PHF)


This work seeks to establish the traffic characteristics of Oba Adesida road in Akure city. Traffic count for the study road was conducted using video-graphic technology and manual techniques for seven days between 7:00am and 7:00pm. The passenger car unit (PCU) factor was employed to determine the volume of vehicles across the study area. The peak hour, peak hour volume and peak hour factor for the road were determined from the 15 mins ranges of vehicular movement. The results indicate a peak hour volume of 4111pcu between 7:30am and 8:30am and 3894pcu between 4:30pm and 5:30pm. Also, the peak hour factor of 0.9797 was obtained from the traffic data. The road is highly congested and it is recommended that trading and hawking at roadway corridors, shoulders and walkways should be discouraged.


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How to Cite

DETERMINATION OF TRAFFIC CHARACTERISTICS FOR AN URBAN ROAD UNDER MIXED TRAFFIC CONDITIONS. (2024). The Journals of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics, 67(1), 1-8.


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