TRAFFIC STUDY EXPERIENCE

 

 

LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING STUDIES

 

Development and calibration of the Flagler County long-range transportation planning model.Client: Ayres & Associates for the City of Palm Coast.The CUBE modeling platform was used to construct a long-range transportation planning model for Flagler County, including the City of Palm Coast.The model was calibrated using 2005 as the base year and daily traffic projections were developed for both the 2015 and 2025 design years.†† The model is currently being used for all long-range transportation planning endeavors in Flagler County, including the evaluation of proposed roadway additions.

 

Preparation of a long-range transportation study for Southwest Jacksonville.Client: Ayres & Associates for the City of Jacksonville.The northeast Florida regional planning model was used to model 2025 traffic volumes for the southwestern portion of Jacksonville.Hourly design volumes were developed from the daily modeling results and a series of intersection capacity analyses were completed.A final lane configuration was proposed for all intersections of interest in the study area and associated capacity levels were identified.

 

The completion of a multi-modal transportation study for the US 1 corridor within the urbanized area of St. Johns County.Client: FDOT District 2The primary purpose of the study was to identify and evaluate alternative methods for improving the mobility of motor vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles, and trams along the 13 mile US 1 corridor - and to do so for both a short term (5 year) and long term (20 year) design horizon.Proposed improvements include measures to increase roadway capacity, improve traffic operations and safety, and enhance aesthetics along the corridor.The study contained an extensive public involvement phase with a slide presentation and associated audio tapes prepared for three public meetings.

 

Preparation of a long-range transportation planning study for the North-South Corridor in Northwest St. Johns County, Florida.Client: Ayres & Associates for St. Johns County.The St. Johns County regional planning model was extensively modified to reflect network and socioeconomic changes associated with this new roadway.Hourly design volumes were developed from the daily modeling results and a series of mainline and intersection capacity analyses were completed.A final lane configuration was proposed for the corridor and associated levels of service were determined.

 

Preparation of a long-range transportation planning study to support the improvement of Monument Road in Duval County, Florida. Client: Aikenhead & Odom Engineers (now Edwards & Kelcy) for the Jacksonville Transportation AuthorityJacksonville Urban Area Transportation System (JUATS) files were updated to reflect land use and network changes for the different alternatives under study.Complete area simulations were executed using the FSUTMS software and diversion studies were carried out with the aid of TRANPLAN.The study examined the Monument Road Corridor under various combinations of future connectors, external ramps, and with and without the Wonderwood Expressway.Using the results from the computer planning models, cordonline counts, existing turning movement counts, and our knowledge of the area, we were able to identify the best roadway configuration and intersection geometrics for the future Monument Road Corridor.

 

Preparation of a long-range transportation planning study for the new Alternate SR 16 Corridor in St. Johns County, Florida.Client: Ayres & Associates for St. Johns County.The regionwide NERPM model was modified to reflect network and socioeconomic changes associated with this new roadway.Hourly design volumes were developed from the daily modeling results and a series of mainline and intersection capacity analyses were completed.A final lane configuration was identified for both the proposed Alternate SR 16 corridor and the existing SR 16 corridor.

 

Preparation of a long-range transportation planning study for the Regency By-Pass in Jacksonville, Florida.Client: Deleuw-Cather & Associates (now Parsons Transportation Group) for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority The 2015 Jacksonville Urban Area Transportation System (JUATS) files were updated to reflect network changes for the various phases of this grade-separated facility.Diversion studies were carried out using the multi-period/multi-path transit module of FSUTMS.Hourly design volumes were developed from the daily modeling results and a series of freeway mainline and weaving capacity analyses were completed.The final lane configuration that was developed saved the Jacksonville Transportation Authority millions of dollars in construction funding as compared to previous proposals that were not supported by a comprehensive traffic analysis.

 

Preparation of a long-range transportation planning study for the western portion of the Wonderwood Corridor in Jacksonville, Florida.Client: Connelly & Wicker Engineers for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority The 2015 Jacksonville Urban Area Transportation System (JUATS) model was used to forecast future design volumes for this facility.The study was carried out using the multi-period/multi-path transit module of FSUTMS.Hourly design volumes were developed from the daily modeling results and a series of intersection capacity analyses were completed.Signal warrants were checked and recommended lane configuration and signal phasing were developed for each intersection.

 

Preparation of a transportation planning study for the Vilano Beach "New Towne" DevelopmentClient: St. Johns County†† It is planned to redevelop the Vilano Beach area of St. Johns County in the form of a "new towne" development that will be attractive to tourists and that will encourage walking and bicycling as transportation modes.A transportation study was completed for this area to ensure that the roadway system could handle the anticipated traffic volumes and to identify needed transportation improvements.

 

Preparation of a long-range transportation planning study to support the improvement of Kernan Boulevard in Duval County, Florida. Client: Connelly & Wicker Engineers for the City of JacksonvilleThis study projected future traffic for a 2025 design year and recommended both mainline and intersection lane configurations.Grade-separation was recommended at the busy Atlantic Boulevard/Kernan Boulevardand Beach Boulevard /Kernan Boulevard intersections.

 

Completion of a Traffic Analysis for the I-95/US 192 interchange in Brevard County, Florida.Client: Pitman, Hartenstein & Associates for FDOT District 5The Brevard Area Transportation System (BATS) model was used to project future traffic volumes and identify required improvements for the I-95/US 192 interchange.


Preparation of a long-range transportation planning study for the LaVilla/Brooklyn development in Downtown Jacksonville.Client: Landers-Atkins PlannersThe Jacksonville Urban Area Transportation System (JUATS) files were updated to reflect land use and network changes associated with the new development.Network changes included freeway ramp closures, road closures, road realignments, and changes in the number of travel lanes.Complete area simulations were executed using the OS/2 version of FSUTMS and daily traffic volume mappings were plotted.AM and PM peak hour traffic flows were derived from the daily flows using peak hour information obtained from downtown traffic counts.The peak hour capacity situation at critical links and intersections was established, deficient areas were identified, and network modifications were recommended.

 

 

CORRIDOR STUDIES

 

Completion of a traffic study in association with the widening of SR 61 (Thomasville Road) in northern Leon County, Florida.Client: E.C. Driver & Associates for FDOT District 3The traffic study for this project involved determining the effects of future developments on Thomasville Road.Trend analysis from historic and existing counts, along with the traffic generated by future developments, were used to project traffic on Thomasville Road.Future roadway and intersection improvements were identified.Buckholz Traffic also prepared the traffic signal plans for this corridor.

 

Preparation of a corridor study for Old Moultrie Road (CR 5A) in St. Johns County, Florida.Client: Ayres & Associates for St. Johns CountyThis traffic study was prepared in support of the future improvement of CR 5A.The St. Johns County FSUTMS model was used to analyze the impact of future development on CR 5A traffic volumes and to obtain a recommended short term and long term design for the corridor

 

Preparation of a corridor study for Orange Avenue (SR 371/373) in Leon County, Florida.Client: Connelly & Wicker Engineers for FDOT District 3This traffic study was prepared in support of the widening of Orange Avenue to four lanes.The Tallahassee Cost Feasible Regional model was used to analyze the impact the future widening of Capital Circle would have on Orange Avenue traffic volumes.

 

Preparation of a corridor study for Pines Boulevard in Weston, Florida.Client: Florida Department of Transportation - District 4 Traffic Operations OfficeAs a result of the high growth in western Broward County, this traffic study was prepared to determine future lane configuration and median spacing needs.Traffic was projected for both a 5-year and 20-year design horizon assuming continued intensive development along the corridor.

 

Traffic study and conceptual roadway design for George King Boulevard in Brevard County, Florida.Client: Aikenhead & Odom Engineers (now Edwards & Kelcy) for the Canaveral Port AuthorityData collection efforts included an extensive origin/destination survey for the southern dock area at Port Canaveral.

 

Preparation of a corridor study to support the improvement of US 301 in Manatee County, Florida.Client: Pitman, Hartenstein & Associates for FDOT District 1This traffic study involved the use of linear regression techniques to develop future growth rates for both the 5 and 20 year design horizon.Twenty year design volumes were used to determine lane configuration and traffic control at several intersections.In addition, Buckholz Traffic prepared the traffic signal, signing and pavement marking, and roadway lighting plans for this corridor.

 

Preparation of a corridor study to support the improvement of Collins Road in Duval County, Florida.Client: Ayres & Associates for City of JacksonvilleThis traffic study involved the use of linear regression and modeling techniques to develop future traffic volumes for a long term design horizon.These design volumes were used to determine lane configuration and traffic control at several intersections.The study included the new frontage road interchange of I-295 with Collins Road and Blanding Boulevard.

 

Preparation of a corridor study for the Suwannee County Truck By-Pass.Client: Jones, Edmunds & Associates for FDOT District 2Using the results of a small-scall origin/destination study, expected future traffic volumes on the new Suwannee County Truck By-Pass road were estimated.This road will connect US 129 and SR 795, south of Interstate 10.Buckholz Traffic also prepared the traffic signal design plans for the intersection of the by-pass and US 129.

 

 

TRAFFIC OPERATIONS STUDIES

 

Moody Road Traffic Operations Study, Clay County, Florida.Client: Clay County Engineering DepartmentA traffic operations study along Moody Road was completed.The study recommended appropriate changes that will improve traffic flow.Of particular interest was the rationalization of the existing speed zone signing, especially with respect to school speed zones.There are four schools, three churches, a theater and a YMCA located along Moody Road.Improvements identified in the study included installation of sidewalks, modifications of the existing pavement markings, modifications of the existing signs, and the addition of turn lanes at intersections.

 

Completion of a traffic study for Hood Road in Jacksonville, Florida.Client: Smith & Gillespie Engineers for the City of Jacksonville The traffic study involved the use of linear regression techniques to develop future growth rates for both the 5 and 20 year design horizon.Twenty year design volumes were used to determine lane configuration for the mainline and the lane configuration and signal phasing at several intersections.

 

Preparation of a traffic operations study to support the improvement of Leonid Road in Jacksonville, Florida.Client: Hood & Associates for the City of JacksonvilleConsiderable traffic data was collected in the preparation of this study, including: traffic volumes, accident experience, vehicle speeds, and origin/destination patterns.Trend analysis from historic and existing counts along with the traffic generated by future developments were used to project traffic on Leonid Road for the 5 year design horizon.For the 20 year horizon it was assumed that all remaining vacant land within the study area would also develop, and develop in a manner that is consistent with the land use and density information contained in the City of Jacksonville Land Use Plan.Future roadway, intersection, and signalization improvements were then identified.Buckholz Traffic also prepared the traffic signal plans for this corridor.

Preparation of a traffic operations study for Wells Road in Orange Park, Florida.Client: Clay County Planning Department Considerable traffic data was collected in the preparation of this study, including: traffic volumes, accident experience, vehicle speeds, and origin/destination patterns.Trend analysis from historic and existing counts along with the traffic generated by future developments were used to project future traffic on Wells Road.Future roadway, intersection, signing, and signalization improvements were then identified.

Completion of a traffic study for the closure of 5th Street in St. Johns County, Florida.Client: Ayres& Associates for St. Johns County This study used the results of a small-scale origin/destination study to project future traffic volumes in the area with total closure of the at-grade crossing at the FEC railroad tracks.The effect of the closure on the important US 1/Lewis Speedway intersection was also quantified.

 

Completion of a traffic study in association with the widening of Park Street in Jacksonville, Florida.Client: Aikenhead & Odom Engineers (now Edwards & Kelcy) for the City of Jacksonville The traffic study involved determining the effects of future developments on Park Street.Trend analysis from historic and existing counts along with the traffic generated by future developments were used to project traffic on Park Street for the 5 year design horizon.For the 20 year horizon, it was assumed that all remaining vacant land within the study area would also develop, and develop in a manner that is consistent with the land use and density information contained in the City of Jacksonville Land Use Plan.Future roadway and intersection improvements were identified.In addition, Buckholz Traffic prepared the traffic signal plans, signing and pavement marking plans, and maintenance of traffic plans for this corridor

 

Completion of a traffic study for Emerson Street in Jacksonville, Florida.Client: Aikenhead & Odom Engineers (now Edwards & Kelcy) for the City of JacksonvilleThis traffic study involved the use linear regression techniques to develop future growth rates for a 10 year design horizon.The design volumes were used to determine lane configuration and traffic control at several intersections.Buckholz Traffic also prepared the traffic signal plans for this corridor.

 

Preparation of a traffic operations study to support the widening of SR 21 (Blanding Boulevard) in Clay County, Florida.Client: Sverdrup, Inc. for FDOT District 2This traffic study was prepared in support of the widening of SR 21 from a four lane divided facility to a six lane divided facility.The appropriate treatment for each median opening along SR 21 was identified, as was the proper lane arrangement for each intersection. (Median closures and recommended locations for directional median openings were specifically identified and justified.)Trend analysis from historic and existing counts along with the traffic generated by proposed developments were used to project traffic on SR 21 for the 5 year design horizon.For the 20 year horizon, it was assumed that all remaining vacant land within the study area would also develop, and develop in a manner that is consistent with the land use and density information contained in the Clay County Land Use Plan.Buckholz Traffic also prepared the traffic signal plans and signing and pavement marking plans for this corridor.The traffic signal plans include the provision of a fiber optic closed-loop system.

 

Completion of a traffic study in association with the improvement of St. Johns Bluff Road in Jacksonville, Florida.Client: Pitman, Hartenstein & Associates for the City of Jacksonville The study used FSUTMS-based volumes to project future traffic on St. Johns Bluff Road.The best future intersection and roadway configurations were identified along with appropriate phasing for signalized intersections.Buckholz Traffic is currently preparing the traffic signal plans for this corridor.

 

Completion of a traffic study of Tonney Penna Drive in Jupiter, Florida.Client: Williams, Hatfield & Stoner (now Terra Tech) for Palm Beach County This study used the results of a small-scale origin/destination study to project future volumes in the area under various access scenarios, including total closure of the at-grade crossing of the CSX railroad tracks.The complicated Alternate A1A/Tonney Penna Drive/Old Dixie Highway intersection was modeled using NETSIM to ensure suitable traffic operations with no destructive queuing.

Keystone Heights Elementary School Traffic Study, Clay County, Florida.A traffic study for the proposed elementary school was completed.The traffic study identified future traffic volumes and recommended access and signing improvements.

 

Annunciation Catholic School Traffic Study, Middleburg Florida.Client: Annunciation Catholic SchoolA traffic study for the expansion of the Annunciation Catholic School was completed.The traffic study identified future traffic volumes and recommended access and circulation improvements.

 

Completion of a traffic study in association with the improvement of County Road A1A in St. Augustine Beach, Florida.Client: Pitman, Hartenstein & Associates for St. Johns CountyThe traffic study involved determining the effects of future developments on CR A1A in the City of St. Augustine Beach.Trend analysis from historic and existing counts along with the traffic generated by proposed developments were used to project traffic on CR A1A for the 5 year design horizon.For the 20 year horizon, it was assumed that all remaining vacant land within the study area would also develop, and develop in a manner that is consistent with the land use and density information contained in the City of St. Augustine Beach Land Use Plan.Future roadway and intersection improvements were identified.

 

Completion of a traffic study for McDuff Avenue in Jacksonville, Florida.Client: Morales & Schumer Engineers (now TransSystems Corporation) for the City of Jacksonville The traffic study involved the use of linear regression techniques to develop future growth rates for both the 5 and 20 year design horizon.Twenty year design volumes were used to determine lane configuration for the mainline and the lane configuration and signal phasing at several intersections.A special safety study was also conducted to identify accident patterns along the corridor.

 

Completion of a traffic study for South Shore Boulevard in Wellington, Florida.Client: Williams, Hatfield & Stoner (now Terra Tech) for Palm Beach CountyTraffic operations along the portion of South Shore Boulevard between Greenview Shores Boulevard and Lake Worth Road were analyzed to identify potential transportation improvements that could be made to improve traffic flow in the area and to project required turn lane lengths for the 2013 design year.A roundabout solution was evaluated for the South Shore Boulevard/Lake Worth Road intersection.

 

Completion of a traffic study for Lenox Avenue in Jacksonville, Florida.Client: Flood & Associates (no longer in business) for the City of Jacksonville The traffic study involved the use of linear regression techniques to develop future growth rates for both the 5 and 20 year design horizon.Twenty year design volumes were used to determine lane configuration and traffic control at several intersections.

 

Ridgeview High School Traffic Study, Orange Park, Florida.Client: Clay County Planning DepartmentA traffic study for the conversion of the existing Ridgeview Junior High School to the Ridgeview High School was completed in September of 1997.The traffic study identified future traffic volumes and recommended access, circulation, and signing improvements.

 

St. Johns County Judicial and Administration Center, St. Johns County, Florida. The traffic study for the judicial and administration center, which is located on Lewis Speedway, was completed in June of 1992.The traffic study identified future traffic volumes and recommended access, circulation, and signing improvements.

 

 

TRAFFIC CONCURRENCY STUDIES

 

Traffic Concurrency System for the City of Palm Coast in Flagler CountyClient:City of Palm CoastA traffic concurrency spreadsheet was developed for the City of Palm Coast which included all major roadway links within the City.A procedure was also developed that allowed updating of the spreadsheet to include new development projects.

 

St. Johns Executive Park Traffic Concurrency Study in St. Johns CountyClient: Aikenhead & Odom Engineers (now Edwards & Kelcy)A traffic concurrency and access study was completed for the St. Johns Executive Park.The traffic study for this 160,000 sf office/warehouse/mini-storage development, which is located on Old Dixie Highway south of CR 210 (Palm Valley Road), was completed in December of 1997.As part of this study, an analysis of the US 1/CR 210 intersection and CR 210/Old Dixie Highway intersection were conducted.

 

Executive Way Traffic Concurrency Study in St. Johns CountyClient: Northeast Florida Development CompanyA traffic concurrency and access study was completed for the Executive Way mixed-use development.The development, consisting of a 60 room hotel, a 9,000 gsf restaurant, and 60,000 gsf of office space, is on the east side of SR A1A between Executive Way and Corona Road.As part of this study, an analysis of the SR A1A/Executive Way intersection and the SR A1A/Corona Road intersection were conducted.Appropriate lane configuration and length of the exclusive turn lanes were identified for these two intersections.

 

Transportation Concurrency Studies for development projects located throughout northeast Florida.Client: Private Developers and County GovernmentsWe have completed traffic concurrency evaluations for developments ranging in size from a single office building to the St. Augustine Outlet Mall. As such, we have become extremely familiar with various concurrency evaluation techniques, especially those used in Northeast Florida.Many of these studies also included an analysis of nearby intersections and roadway links to identify required roadway, intersection, and signalization improvements.In addition, roadway service volume studies were completed in conjunction with quite a few of these concurrency studies.The following is a partial list, by county, of the developments that we have completed studies for:

 

Alachua County

All Tune and Lube††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Badcock Furniture Store

Brookfield Subdivision††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Brookside Apartments

Cabana Grove††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Club Florida

Corporate Park††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Eckerd Drug Store

Family Entertainment Center†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Gainesville Academy

Gainesville Goodwill†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Gator Building Materials

Greens at Westend III††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Greenways of Gainesville

Haile Plantation†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Homestead Apartments

Hunter Crossing††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jonesville Crossing

Kinsington Apartments †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Magnolia Park Retail Development

Meadowbrook†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Miniature Golf Course and Skating Rink

Northeast Florida Regional Medical Center†††††††††††††††††† NW 83rd Street Apartments

Parker Road Residential Development††††††††††††††††††††††††† Publix Shopping Center

Rock Climbing Facility††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Royal St. Augustine Subdivision

Royal St. Johns Subdivision††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Santa Fe Point

Scrubbs Car Wash†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† South Pointe

Sprint Mini-Market†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† SR 26/CR 241 Gate Food Post

SR 26 Fast Trac Convenience Store†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† SR 26/Ft. Clarke Residential Development

Tower Park Apartment Complex††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tower Square Convenience Store

University Centre Medical Office††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Westside Baptist Church††††††††††

Woodland Care Center

 

Clay County

Fairfield Hotel

Black Creek Commerce Center

 

Duval County

Blossom Ridge Office Park†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Deerwood Lakes

Dunn's Creek Estates

 

Flagler County

Cypress Bank†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Holiday Inn

Palm Coast Theater††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Perkins Restaurant

Prosperity Bank††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Putnam State Bank

Radio Shack Relocation††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Taco Bell Restaurant

World Savings Bank

 

Georgia

Eagle Point Apartments in Brunswick, Georgia

 

St. Johns County

Affordable Auto Repair††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Airport Commerce Park

Ancient City Plaza††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Anderson Park PUD

Bank of St. Augustine†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Bug Out Commercial Development

Camelot Village††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Cartwheel Bay Subdivision

Cimarron Subdivision††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Cobblestone Village Shopping Center

CR 5A Medical Office††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Datil Pepper Townhomes

Davis Industrial Park†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Deerfield Meadows Subdivision†††††††††††

Deerpark Retail Center†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Duprez Business Park

Family Partners Child Care Center††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Flagler Hospital Retail Center

Flora Branch Professional Park†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Gas & Go†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Graham Industrial PUD†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Governorís Plantation II

Hammond Property††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Heritage Park††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Hurley Project††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Holiday Inn Express

Indian Forest††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Inman Road Retail

Julington Center Commercial Development††††††††††††††††††† LDC Business Park†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Legacy Village††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lightsey Townhomes†††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Lofton Creek Development†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Luhr's Mainship Corporation Expansion†††††††††††

Mariners Way††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Moultrie Crossing Subdivision††††††††††††††

Moultrie Lakes†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Moultrie Plaza Shopping Center†††††††††††††††††††††††

Muellers Landing Subdivision††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† NFL Legends Complex††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††

NLS Warehouse††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† North Park Center ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Northrup Grumman Building 61††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Old Dixie Highway Apartment Complex†††††††††††

Old Moultrie Apartments††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Old Moultrie Commercial Center

Orthodox Christian Mission Complex††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Outlet Mall Amusement Center

Palm Plaza Offices††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Palmetto Walk Subdivision

Ponce De Leon Resort Expansion†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ponte Vedra Office Building

Prairie Lakes Subdivision Expansion†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Race Track Road/SR 13 Gate Station††††††††††††††

Ravenswood Townhomes†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Regis Lakes Subdivision††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

TA Travel Center†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Technology Center at St. Marks

Tire Kingdom†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† US 1 Home Depot

US 1/CR 210 Gate Station†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† US 1/International Golf Pkwy. Warehouse

US 1 South Office Development†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† US 1 South Lawn Mower Repair Facility

US 1/SR 312 Hess Station†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sebastian Cove Business Park

Shady Oaks Residential Development†††††††††††††††††††††††††† SR 16 RaceTrac Service Station

SR 16 Mixed-Use PUD†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† St. Augustine Catholic School

St. Johns County Motorsports Park††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Southeast St. Johns County Library††††††††††††††††††

South Shores of St. Augustine†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Stonebridge Oaks

Summerhill PUD†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Timberwood South Townhomes

Tolomato Industrial Park†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Twin Lakes Subdivision†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Vilano Beach Motel††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Vilano Beach Restaurant††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Villages of Valencia††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Wendy's Restaurant

Westminster Woods Retirement Complex†††††††††††††††††††† Westpark††††††††

Whetstone Industrial Plaza††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Whetstone North Park

Whetstone Redevelopment on SR 312††††††††††††††††††††††††† Wildwood Residential Development†††††††††††††††††

Zaxby's Fast Food Restaurant

 

St. Lucie County

Phonecian Country Club

 

 

TRAFFIC IMPACT STUDIES

 

Traffic impact study for the Baptist Outpatient Center, located on the South Bank of Downtown Jacksonville, Florida.Client: The Haskell CompanyThis 135,000 sf medical facility will serve as a regional center for acute eye care and cancer treatment.A circulation plan was developed that would provide suitable access for a difficult site location.Completion of the study required coordination with the Florida Department of Transportation, the City of Jacksonville Traffic Engineering Department, the City of Jacksonville Planning Department, and the Jacksonville Transportation Authority.

 

Traffic impact study for the expansion of the Clay County Courthouse in Green Cove Springs, Florida.Client: Clark Vargas and AssociatesThis traffic study was prepared to determine the impact the proposed courthouse expansion would have on the surrounding road system, including nearby intersections located along US 17.

 

Traffic Impact Study for University Towne Centre Shopping Center in Gainesville, Florida.Client: Gainesville Real EstateThe Gainesville Urban Area Transportation System (GUATS) model was used to examine the effects that a new east-west roadway would have on the area surrounding the University Towne Centre development in Gainesville.

 

Traffic impact study for the St. Augustine Outlet Center in St. Johns County, Florida.Client: Sembler DevelopmentThis 300,000+ sf factory outlet mall, which is located near the interchange of I-95 and State Route 16, has a substantial impact on the surrounding road system and needed roadway, signalization, and interchange improvements were identified.Subsequent to the traffic study, a traffic impact fee analysis was completed.

 

Traffic impact study for the North Florida Regional Medical Center in Alachua County, Florida.Client: North Florida Regional Medical CenterThis traffic study was prepared to determine the impact the proposed hospital expansion would have on the surrounding road system.

 

Traffic impact study for water bottling plant in Madison, Florida.Client: Haskell Company/Nestle FoodsThis traffic study was prepared to determine the effect that plant traffic (both employee traffic and truck traffic) would have on the operation of surrounding roads and intersections. Trip generation for the plant was determined by monitoring traffic at a similar facility near Zephyr Hills, Florida.

 

Traffic impact study for Haile Plantation in Alachua County, Florida.Client: Haile Plantation Corporation/McPherson, Coffey & Kalishman, P.A.†† This traffic study was prepared to determine the project's impact (for both the original and current master plans) on the surrounding road system.The Gainesville Urban Area Transportation System (GUATS) model was used to examine the effects that a new north-south roadway would have on the area surrounding the Haile Plantation development.

 

 

PEDESTRIAN STUDIES

 

Pedestrian Study for Andrew Robinson Elementary School and Kirby-Smith Middle School in Jacksonville, Florida.A pedestrian study for these two schools was conducted in order to determine the preferred location and design of a pedestrian bridge across the Norfolk & Southern railroad tracks.

 

CR A1A Pedestrian Warrant Analysis in St. Johns County, Florida.Client: Connelly & Wicker EngineersPedestrian signal warrants were evaluated at two locations along CR A1A and recommendations were made for improving the vehicle/pedestrian interface at this busy location for beach patrons.

 

Moncrief Elementary School Pedestrian Study, Duval County, Florida.A pedestrian study for the existing elementary school was completed.The study identified several recommendations to improve pedestrian traffic flow to and from the school.

 

SR A1A Pedestrian Access Study, Palm Beach County, Florida.Client: Florida Department of Transportation - District 4 Traffic Operations OfficeA comprtehensive pedestrian access evaluation was conducted for the 13-mile portion of SR A1A from Downtown Palm Beach to the Broward County line.Recommendations were then provided for the installation of new pedestrian crossing features and improved pedestrian signing and pavement markings.A video inventory was used to document existing pedestrian conditions along the corridor.

 

School "E" Pedestrian Study, Alachua County, Florida.Client: Brame-Poole ArchitectsA pedestrian and bicycle access study for a new elementary school was completed.This study used a unique rating scheme to determine which sidewalk segments would provide the highest degree of residential access per dollar expended.

 

Completion of a Gap Study on SR A1A in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida.Client: FDOT District 4Used computerized data collection equipment to collect data on gaps in the traffic stream in order to evaluate the need for a mid-block pedestrian signal

 

TRAFFIC SIGNAL WARRANT STUDIES

 

Preparation of a traffic signal removal study at the University Drive/NW 20th Street intersection in Coral Springs, Florida. Client: FDOT District 4A traffic signal removal study was completed at this intersection using standard warrant analysis as a base.Although the signal was found to be warranted, a number of recommendations were made with respect to lane configuration, signal phasing, and flashing period changes that should substantially improve the operation of the intersection.

 

Preparation of traffic signal warrant studies at approximately thirty intersections in Broward, Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Martin and Indian River Counties. Client: FDOT District 4A comprehensive traffic signal warrant analysis was performed at each of the intersections.A wide variety of data was collected in support of these studies, including: intersection inventories and photographs, field observations, turning movement counts, machine approach counts, accident data, vehicle gaps, peak hour approach delay, and vehicle speeds.All numerical warrants were examined and both signalization and geometric recommendations were made using the analysis results tempered with engineering judgement.

 

Additional traffic signal warrant studies were completed at the following locations:

  1. Greenland Road/Greenland Chase Drive/Mandarin Christian Church Drive and Greenland Road/Fayal Drive in Duval County, Florida
  2. CR 210/Landrum Lane in St. Johns County, Florida
  3. Wells Road/Plainfield Avenue in the City of Orange Park, Florida
  4. US 1/Nix Boat Yard in St. Johns County, Florida
  5. CR 5A (Old Moultrie Road)/Kings Estate Road in St. Johns County, Florida
  6. US 1/Northrup Grumman Entrance in St. Johns County, Florida
  7. SR A1A Ramps/George King Boulevard in Brevard County, Florida
  8. US 1/Home Depot Entrance in St. Johns County, Florida
  9. University Boulevard/Tamarac Elementary School Entrance in Broward County, Florida
  10. SR 200/Nassau Place in Nassau County, Florida
  11. Belle Terre Parkway/Pritchard Road in Flagler County, Florida
  12. SR 16/Portofino Drive in St. Johns County, Florida
  13. Kernan Boulevard (various locations) in Duval County, Florida
  14. DeBarry Avenue/Gano Avenue in Clay County, Florida
  15. Belle Terre Parkway/Beechway Avenue in Flagler County, Florida
  16. Belle Terre Parkway/Royal Palms Parkway in Flagler County, Florida
  17. Belle Terre Parkway/Pine Lakes Parkway/Pine Lakes Drive in Flagler County, Florida
  18. Belle Terre Parkway/Rymfire Drive in Flagler County, Florida
  19. CR 210/Leo Maguire Parkway in St. Johns County, Florida
  20. CR 210/Canal Boulevard in St. Johns County, Florida
  21. US 17/East-West Parkway in Clay County, Florida
  22. US 17/Holly Point Road in Clay County, Florida
  23. US 17/Elbow Road in Clay County, Florida

SPECIAL TRAFFIC STUDIES

 

Completion of a Vehicular Conflict Study at the Commercial Boulevard/Powerline Avenue intersection in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.Client: FDOT District 4Used video-taping equipment to collect data on near-miss accidents at this busy intersection. Summarized accidents by type and evaluated potential access changes.

 

Completion of a Traffic Analysis and Associated Air Quality Study for the Carlington Apartments and Parking Garage in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida.Clint: PQH ArchitectsTraffic volumes were forecast for this new luxury apartment complex and added to background traffic volumes in Downtown Jacksonville.An air quality analysis was then conducted using the MOBILE6.2, PAL2.0 and CAL3QHC computer programs.

 

Completion of a Traffic Analysis and Associated Air Quality Study for the Police and Fire Office Development and Parking Garage in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida.Clint: Police and Fire Pension FundTraffic volumes were forecast for office expansion and added to background traffic volumes in Downtown Jacksonville.An air quality analysis was then conducted using the MOBILE6.2, PAL2.0 and CAL3QHC computer programs.

 

Speed Study and Traffic Calming Report for the Commodores Club Residential development in St. Johns County., Florida.Clint: Runk Properties†† Speed data was collected at various sites within this subdivision.Speed limit recommendations were then made and a set of potential traffic calming measures were offered for consideration.

 

 

Major Traffic Studies Completed by Jeffrey W. Buckholz, P.E. While With Other Companies:

 

Transportation planning study in support of the design of a new interchange and terminal roadways for Logan International Airport.Client: MASSPORT (Massachusetts Port Authority)This included the design of exclusive commercial vehicle lanes to be used by taxis and buses, the redesign of complex traffic weaving sections, and the design of a simplified signing system for the airport.Due to the many modes of travel to and from Boston's Logan Airport, it was necessary to develop a special computer model for traffic forecasting.

 

Preparation of a multi-modal transportation planning study for the Boston Area and Logan International Airport.Client: MASSPORT (Massachusetts Port Authority)A traffic engineering analysis and functional roadway design for Boston's Third Harbor Tunnel/Seaport Access Road was completed by Jeffrey Buckholz for Vollmer & Associates.This included all phases of transportation modelling, trip generation through traffic assignment, as well as highway capacity analysis.Modelling support was also provided for an analysis of HOV park-and-ride facilities at key locations within the Boston Area freeway system.Also included was an analysis of exclusive commercial vehicle lanes at Logan Airport for use by taxis and buses.Due to the many modes of travel to and from Boston's Logan Airport, it was necessary to develop a special computer model for traffic forecasting.


Design of an access system and internal roadway system for Ohio's Maumee Bay State Park.Client: Ohio Department of Natural ResourcesA special linear regression model was developed for forecasting park attendance and associated traffic at Ohio's newest state park.Internal park roadways, activity parking areas, and the camper check‑in area were all designed to be aesthetically pleasing and to minimize disruption to the environment.

 

Development of a transportation master plan and proposed roadway system for the City of Westland, Michigan.Client: City of WestlandThe area involved included a large shopping mall, single family and multiple family residential areas, and strip commercial development.New roadways and intersection improvements were recommended.

 

Preparation of a revised highway master plan for Downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee.In order to open‑up the banks of the Tennessee River for cultural development, it became necessary to close a major highway running along the river.A revised highway master plan was developed to accommodate both the diverted traffic from the highway to be closed and the generated traffic from the new cultural center.

 

Preparation of numerous Traffic Impact Studies and Environmental Impact Reports for project developments throughout New England. These developments included office parks, regional shopping centers, medical facilities, resorts, and housing developments.

 

 

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