Refuge Island or Channelizing Island - Civil Engineering

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Refuge Island or Channelizing Island

⇰Traffic island are raised areas constructed with in the roadway to establish physical channels through which the vehicular traffic may be guided.

The traffic islands provided at entries and exits of traffic rotary are called channelizing island or refuge island.

These are very useful as traffic control devices for intersection at grade.These are used to guide the traffic into proper channel through the intersection area.

The size and shape of refuge islands depends upon the layout and dimensions of the intersections.