Auburn University Traffic Study

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Location: Auburn, AL
Client: Auburn University

Volkert provided Auburn University with an analysis of its transportation infrastructure and recommendations for improvements to accommodate multiple campus demolition, renovation, and construction projects that the University planned over a five- to ten-year span.

The Auburn University Master Plan Transportation System study was conducted to evaluate the traffic that would be affected by proposed campus road closures. Volkert conducted visual field reviews on the roadways, lighting, and alternative modes of transportation (pedestrian, bicycles, buses) on campus and collected input from campus officials, the Auburn University Police Department, and Alabama Department of Transportation crash data.

Based on the data collected, Volkert evaluated the proposed closings using a traffic simulation model that produced analytical and visual results. The simulation model showed that the road closures recommended would increase delays on Donahue Drive and Magnolia and Samford Avenues.

Volkert provided recommendations for improvements in the transportation infrastructure and furnished design criteria and standards to use on future projects.  Improvements such as added lanes, extended turn lanes, and additional signalization were recommended in the report to reduce the delays created by the road closures. The transportation infrastructure report became part of an overall campus infrastructure master plan.

Scope of Work: Field Survey, Master Planning, Traffic Engineering, Traffic Simulation, Facility Evaluation, Lighting and Signal Design, Design Standards, Plan Review