Our traffic engineers utilize various engineering techniques in order to achieve the safe and efficient movement of traffic. When designing, they research and collect data on the many variables which affect the flow of pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles and goods on roadways.
Below are some of the variables we consider when developing a traffic plan.
- Traffic Impact Analysis
- Traffic Data Collection
- Traffic Concurrency Studies
- Trip Generation Studies
- Transportation Due Diligence
- Traffic Operational Analysis
- Corridor Studies
- Safety Studies
- Feasibility Studies
- Traffic Signal Warrant Studies
- Traffic Signal Timing Design Services
Recent Traffic Planning Projects in Florida include:
EPR prepared traffic impact calculations for levels of proposed development and/or changes in enrollment for the current and planning year. The traffic analysis included the following: Site trip generation and distribution determination/LOS Roadway Impact Analysis for roadway segments within the radius of influence/Peak hour (AM/PM) turning movement counts/Capacity analysis for all segments over capacity and within the radius of influence/Intersection analysis of specific intersections.
EPR provided the traffic analysis for the Olive Road West Corridor. The work effort included identifying existing and future roadway deficiencies and recommending improvements to address them. In particular, the traffic analysis documented the following: existing traffic volumes along Olive Road (SR 290) (from Davis Highway to Scenic); identified existing safety, geometric, and capacity deficiencies on the East Olive Road corridor in year 2009; projected deficiencies on East Olive Road in a forecast year (2017) based on manually projected traffic growth rates and anticipated land use changes; and offered alternative concepts for roadway improvements and access management to address the identified deficiencies on East Olive Road. Comparing each alternative’s traffic operational performance was also included in the analysis.
EPR prepared a traffic impact study for the Twin Creek Commercial/Residential Development. A Traffic Study was requested by the Okaloosa County and Florida Department of Transportation. The developer was to determine the impact that a proposed retail development would have on an intersections and segments within an impact range. Project responsibilities also included preparation of a signal warrant and signal design. In order to determine the proposed traffic impact, current turning movement counts, roadway volume counts, and programs such as ARTPLAN and Synchro as well as ITE trip generation rates were utilized. The project also included extensive traffic count data collection.
EPR was responsible for the development of concepts for reconfiguring parking on key downtown streets in Pensacola. The parking schemes included lane reductions and introduction of back-in type parking to help better facilitate the weekend downtown market events.
Through dedicated, hands-on project management and a company- wide commitment to quality, EPR’s goal is to provide timely, reliable and accurate traffic and pedestrian data. The key to EPR is a clear and personal commitment to understanding our client’s project and expectations, working as a contributing member of their project team and delivering the data on schedule and within budget.
The traffic engineering and planning capabilities of EPR range from simple signal design to extensive traffic impact studies. Our specialties include roadway planning, analysis, parking studies, signalization design/studies, traffic impact studies, and traffic concurrency review on major corridors and networks, as well as simple intersections. These services have been provided to the Florida Department of Transportation, Expressway Authorities, municipalities and private developers.
Due to that recognition, EPR has been selected to serve on several engineering service and policy planning organizations such as:
Orange County Urban
Northwest Florida Regional
Through our staff’s knowledge and background with local municipalities, EPR has a unique understanding of the: Florida TRIP program, Senate Bill 360 and the Fair Share Mitigation Act.