1. A six-lane freeway (three lanes in each direction) currently operates at maximum LOS C conditions. The lanes are 11 ft wide, the right-side shoulder is 4 ft wide, and there are two ramps within three miles upstream of the segment midpoint and one ramp within three miles downstream of the segment midpoint. The highway is on rolling terrain with 10% heavy vehicles, and the peak-hour factor is 0.90. Determine the hourly volume for these conditions.
2. Consider the freeway in Problem 6.1. At one point along this freeway there is a 3.5% upgrade with a directional hourly traffic volume of 5435 vehicles. The heavy vehicle split is 50% single-unit trucks/50% tractor-trailer trucks. If all other conditions are as described in Problem 6.1, how long can this grade be without the freeway LOS dropping to F?
3. A four-lane freeway (two lanes in each direction) is located on rolling terrain and has 12-ft lanes, no lateral obstructions within 6 ft of the pavement edges, and there are two ramps within three miles upstream of the segment midpoint and three ramps within three miles downstream of the segment midpoint. A weekday directional peak-hour volume of 1800 vehicles (familiar users) is observed, with 700 arriving in the most congested 15-min period. If a LOS no worse than C is desired, determine the maximum number of heavy vehicles that can be present in the peak-hour traffic stream.
4. Consider the freeway and traffic conditions described in Problem 6.3. If 180 of the 1800 vehicles observed in the peak hour were heavy vehicles (assume a 70%/30% SUT/TT split), what would the LOS of this freeway be on a 5-mi, 6% downgrade?