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Final Project

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Pavement design for widening a stretch of MDR from srirangapatna to ilavala-A Case study
 
CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION1.1
 
General
 
The project road is a Major District Road (MDR) having a length of 17.68 Km. It is abypass road taking off from SH-17 (Mysore - Bangalore Highway) after Srirangapatna,Mandya district, at Km 127.500 and connecting SH-88 (Mysore - Madikeri road) nearIlavala, Mysore district, at Km 145.176.The project road provides connectivity to major tourist locations like KRS dam,Ranganatittu Bird Sanctuary, Balmuri falls etc., in Mandya and Mysore districts. It alsoprovides connectivity to Coorg and South Canara districts including interstateconnectivity to Kerala. The project road is also extensively used by granite materialsuppliers from Bebi granite quarry, Bebi village, Pandavapura taluk, Mandya district. Asa result of these, there is heavy commercial traffic movement along this road.Presently, the project road is a two lane and intermediate road with variable shoulderwidths and cannot handle the high density of traffic. Also, the pavement condition of theroad needs substantial improvements.In view of the above, KRDCL has taken up the task of upgrading the present project roadto a 4-lane highway with divided carriageway. A 4-lane highway will facilitate smoothtraffic flow, boost tourism and economy in Mysore, Mandya and Coorg districts.M/s
E I Technologies Pvt. Ltd.,
Bangalore, have been assigned the task of providingnecessary consultancy services for preparation of a Detailed Project Report for taking upwidening and improvements to the road considering various engineering aspects as perthe Terms of Reference
 
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Pavement design for widening a stretch of MDR from srirangapatna to ilavala-A Case study
 1.2
 
General Features of the Projects
1.2.1
 
Site characteristics1.2.1.1
 
Terrain
The general terrain along the project road is predominantly plain with rock formationsnear the existing railway road under bridge. The maximum elevation is about 815 m atKm 145.00 and minimum 684 m at Km 127.500
1.2.1.2
 
Alignment
Major section of the project road traverses through rural areas in Palahalli and Belagola villagelimits in Mandya district and a small section, about 4.50 Km, traverse through Ilavala village. Itruns through predominantly paddy and sugarcane fields. A stretch of 1.10 Km of the project road,between Km 141.40 and Km 142.50 runs through forest area.
The existing 2-lane carriagewayalignment has a number of sharp horizontal and vertical curves which requiregeometric corrections and the existing gradient of the highway is within acceptable limitsas per IRC: 73 in the stretch of the highway where it passes through plain terrain.
 
Pavement design for widening a stretch of MDR from srirangapatna to ilavala-A Case study
 
1.2.1.3 Land Use
The land use pattern along the project road is predominantly agricultural from Km 127.50to Km 141.00. Built up section are observed at Palhalli (Km 129.80 to Km 130.90) andBelagola town (Km 135.90 to Km 136.43). There are only two major industries along theproject road stretch,which are at Km 138.520 and 142.400. This stretch also passesthrough reserve forest from Km 141.000 to 142.100. The project road continues withabutting agricultural land from Km 142.100 to Km 144.738.
1.2.1.4
 
Right of Way
The existing Right of Way along the project road varies between 9.60 to 40.00 m SpecificROW information, like the boundary pillars except at few locations to demarcate theROW is available on either side of the alignment. Built up sections along the project roadhave shops and establishments abutting the project road, on both sides. Some of thesemay be encroachments in Belagloa town, as the land width measured from the toposurveyis less as compared to the data obtained from the department.
1.2.1.5
 
Pavement Condition
The existing pavement for the entire stretch is of bituminous surface.
 
The pavement width is predominantly 7.0 m for the entire length of the project stretch,with earthen shoulders on either side. The existing pavement condition based on visualobservation varies from very poor to good. During the site investigationsheaving/settlements/distress of the pavement is observed in a few stretches. This may bedue to weak sub grade, improper compaction or movement of heavily loaded trucks.
 
1.2.1.6
 
Shoulder
The entire stretch of the project road consist of earthen shoulder on either side. Itobserved that the unpaved shoulder width varies from 1 to 1.5 m on both sides plain androlling terrain.The unpaved shoulders,in many location , are not in the same level of pavement; instead they fall by more than 5 cm.

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