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Volumes, Speeds, and Congestion Draft Report Released

Volumes, Speeds, and Congestion Draft Report Released

By:  Keith Nichols, PE, Senior Transportation Engineer

HRTPO has recently released the Volumes, Speeds, and Congestion on Major Roadways in Hampton Roads draft report. 

The HRTPO has annually published traffic volume data on its website since 2006.  This document continues that effort by detailing regional traffic volumes for the years 2007-2012.  The traffic volume data included in this document is collected from a variety of sources, including the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the regional bridge and tunnel facilities, and tolled facilities.  Data is also included from those localities in Hampton Roads that maintain their own traffic count programs, including Hampton, Newport News, and Virginia Beach. 

In addition to traffic volume data, this report includes speed data collected by INRIX for the first time.  INRIX collects this data using millions of probe vehicles, including taxis, delivery vans, fleet vehicles, trucks, and smartphone users.  Peak hour congestion data and maps are also included in this report, based on the speed and traffic volume data.

This report is produced as part of the region’s Congestion Management Process (CMP). The Congestion Management Process is an on-going process that identifies, develops, evaluates, and implements transportation strategies to enhance mobility regionwide.

The Volumes, Speeds, and Congestion on Major Roadways in Hampton Roads draft report is available for public review and comment through May 15, 2013.  You may access the draft report by clicking on the following link:

Draft Volumes, Speeds, and Congestion on Major Roadways in Hampton Roads Report

All interested parties are encouraged to review the draft report and send comments to Keith Nichols at knichols@hrtpo.org.

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