Students tackle city’s transport issues

The University of Wolverhampton students were tasked with designing solutions for three areas of the city and will be presenting their ideas on Thursday, 5 May 2011.

The transport issues were providing access for 7,000 people per day into the i54 development site; improving the existing Stafford Street/Ring Road junction and also the existing Birmingham Road/Ring Rd junction.

Principal Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the School of Technology, Peter Mills, said: “This year the theme of all projects have been transport related. The projects were purposely quite open-ended to enable the students to be creative, and this has generated three different solutions for the Stafford Street junction from the three groups that have chosen that issue.”

Students have used software to model the traffic flows at different time periods and tackled environmental considerations.

To meet the requirements of professionally accredited civil engineering degrees, all projects must include geotechnical and structural designs. In addition, each group must address environmental and commercial management aspects.

The final year students will present their ideas at a special event on Thursday, 5 May 2011 in room MC001 at Wolverhampton City Campus from 5.30pm. The presentation is open to the public.

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