EGNATIA ODOS A.E. (EOAE) provides traffic data, forecasts and analyses concerning the Egnatia Mainline and its Vertical Axes, but also the greater “corridor” of the Egnatia Motorway. The “tools” developed to fulfil these needs are described below.
Since 1997, EGNATIA ODOS A.E. has launched a traffic count program along the Egnatia Motorway "corridor" consisting of systematic traffic counts performed on the Egnatia Motorway and its Vertical Axes, specifically on road sections ready to be opened to traffic. The traffic count collection and processing system that has been developed is an integrated system that will ultimately comprise 65 stations in total.
The systems applied at the traffic count stations involve the use of inductive loops and Remote Traffic Microwave Sensors. The collected data are transferred from all remote locations on the road axis to the EOAE headquarters at Thessaloniki with the use of special telematic equipment.
TRAFFIC FORECASTING MODEL
In 1997, due to the increased demand for reliable traffic forecasts that would contribute to the motorway design, EOAE developed a traffic forecasting model using all available data on the existing transport networks and traffic demand. This model is updated on a regular basis with new data collected by the company.
The EOAE traffic model has been and is currently being used for the provision of an abundance of traffic data, forecasts and analyses necessary in the decision-making process for the design of the road, the necessary E/M installations and telematic applications, the toll collection system, the Service Areas, the feasibility studies, the calculation of environmental parameters, the planning of pavement maintenance works, etc.