TMS, in conjunction with RoSPA, were commissioned by Karachaganak Petroleum Operating (KPO) to carry out a highway safety assessment of the roads associated with their Oil and Gas Field in Aksai, Kazakhstan. Other roads in the region were also studied, including urban areas in the town and inter-urban routes between Aksai and Uralsk.
The purpose of the study was to examine road safety deficiencies along the network, and to suggest both site specific and route length safety engineering measures.
The site was visited to gain an understanding of the area and identify areas for improvement. Background information provided by local Engineers and employees of KPO was collated and analysed.
The sites were visited at various times of the day, at both peak and off-peak times, and during daylight and night time hours.
There was great scope to improve road safety on the network by implementing low cost safety engineering measures. Measures such as improved highway delineation, junction improvements, safer pedestrian crossing facilities, traffic calming measures outside schools and commercial areas, and improved street lighting were suggested.
KPO were pleased with the thorough and comprehensive report presented by TMS. They hoped to fund the majority of the improvements suggested, for the benefit of local people and their employees.
The completion of the report demonstrates our skill and expertise in carrying out road safety projects overseas, in diverse and culturally diverse countries.