Warrants for turning traffic often mandate the addition of left and right turn lanes to preserve high speeds for through traffic. Reallocate spacing for turn lanes within the existing right-of-way rather than widening the intersection.
Project and Development Review
Traffic impact analysis statements typically require a study on how to accommodate peak hour volumes. Mitigate peak traffic using operational strategies rather than resorting to increased roadway capacity.
Level of Service (LOS) Calculations
Peak hour volumes are fed into calculation of LOS, which is used to justify costly capacity increases.5