Developing a Method for Estimating Traffic Volumes Local Roads in Louisiana

The goal of this project is to develop a methodology for estimating annual average daily traffic (AADT) on all Louisiana local roadways with an emphasis on local rural roadways. This will be done by exploring different AADT estimating procedures established previously and new data collection technologies. Specifically, the objectives of the proposed project are to identify and document the local roadways in Louisiana with and without AADT counts; identify all variables related to AADT estimation such as population, demographic characteristics, layout of local roadway network, distance to permanent and mobile AADT counts, and etc.; explore the relationship between these variables and AADT; develop a methodology for reliable and practical AADT estimates; conduct a case study site to demonstrate the application of methodology; and validate the model by comparing the collected actual traffic counts and the estimated AADT.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

      P.O. Box 94245
      1201 Capitol Access Road
      Baton Rouge, LA  USA  70804-9245

      Louisiana Transportation Research Center

      4101 Gourrier Avenue
      Baton Rouge, LA  USA  70808
    • Project Managers:

      Zeringue, Kirk

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Louisiana at Lafayette

      104 University Circle
      Lafayette, LA  USA  70503
    • Principal Investigators:

      Sun, Xiaoduan

    • Start Date: 20140102
    • Actual Completion Date: 20141231
    • Source Data: RiP Project 36019

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01506583
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Louisiana Transportation Research Center
    • Contract Numbers: 14-3SA, 30001700
    • Files: RiP
    • Created Date: Feb 6 2014 1:00AM