Traffic Engineering Process and Report
 

This page defines the requirements and expectations for all parties throughout the Traffic Engineering Study Process. The outline below contains links to examples, forms and guides to illustrate specific parts of the study process. 
 

 

 

 

01. Scope and Man-hour Negotiations

A. Scope (DOTD)

1. Pre-scope Documentation

2. Scope checklist

3. Schedule​

B. Man-hour Spreadsheet​ with Project Schedule (Consultant)

C. Signed Contract (Consultant and DOTD)

D. Notice to Proceed Letter (DOTD)
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02. Kick-Off Meeting (Coordinated by DOTD Task Manager)

A. Agenda - submitted to DOTD one week prior to meeting

B. Attendance Required

1. Consultant

2. Traffic Engineering Managment

3. District

C. Attendance Optional (determined by Project or Task Manager)

1. Project Manager

2. Environmental Task Manager

3. Local Stakeholders

4. Safety

5. Road Design Task Manager

6. Bridge Design Task Manager

7. Other applicable personnel

D. Required Documents

1. Agenda

2. Sign In Sheet

3. Scope

4. Project Schedule

5. Scope checklist and all pre-scope documents

 

Deliverable:

Agenda - submitted to DOTD one week prior to meeting

Kickoff Meeting Minutes - submitted to Task Manager within 3 days

 

03. Initial Data Collection

A. 7 day/24 hour Counts

B. Peak Period Determination​ with chart and explanation

C​. QA/QC Documentation

D. Initial Data Collection QA/QC Checklist

 

Deliverable:  (Approval needed to begin Final Data Collection)

Appendix A – Initial Data Collection​

 

04. Final Data Collection ​ ​

A. Peak Period Counts  ​

B. Peak Hour Observation

C. Growth Rate Determination​

D. Trip Generation - if applicable

E. Speed Study Data - if applicable

F. Geometric Field Review​

G. Travel Time Runs - if applicable

H. Warrant Analysis - if applicable

I. QA/QC Documentation

J. Final Data Collection QA/QC Checklist​

Deliverable:(DOTD approval needed to begin Existing and No Build Analysis) 

Appendix B - Final Data Collection

Chapter 1 of Final Report​​

 

05. Existing Safety Analysis

A. Crash Analysis/Summary​​

B. CAT Scan Tool

C. Collision Diagram

D. Conflict Point Analysis and Diagram (if applicable)

E. Crash Report Documentation

F. QA/QC Documentation

G. Existing Safety Analysis QA/QC Checklist

 

Deliverable: (DOTD approval needed to begin Alternative Analysis)

Appendix C - Existing Safety Analysis​

 

06. Existing and No Build A​nalysis​​​

Before No Build Analysis begins, a design year volume map shall be submitted and approved.

 

 

     

OR

Vissim Option

 

 

 

Deliverable: (Approval needed to begin Alternative Analysis):

Appendix D - Existing and No Build Analysis (include​ electronic files of analyses)

Tier 1 Analysis (presented at Existing and No Build Results Meeting)

Chapter 2

 

07. Existing and No Build Results Meeting

​​A. Required Attendees: District Traffic Operations Engineer, DOTD HQ Section 77, Consultant

B. Optional Attendees: other District personnel, Safety section, local stakeholders and other ​​applicable personnel

C. Content: 

    1. Present and discuss Chapter 2: Existing and No Build, including any safety or capacity issues for the study area
    2. Present and discuss high-level alternatives that address issues found in Chapter 2 (Tier 1 results) 
    3. Discuss tool selection for Alternative Analysis

Deliverable: (Approval needed to begin Alternative Analysis):

Meeting Minutes submitted to Task Manager within 3 days


 

08. Preliminary Alternative A​nalysis​​ Meeting

​​A. Required Attendees: District Traffic Operations Engineer, DOTD HQ Traffic Engineering Management and Consultant

B. Optional Attendees: other District personnel, Safety section, Environmental section, local stakeholders and other applicable personnel 

C. Content:

    1. Present and discuss single line sketch layouts of the potential alternatives with redistributed volumes and high-level analysis
    2. Recommend weighted factors and ratings scale for the Alternative Analysis matrix
    3. Discuss presentation of results

 

Deliverable: (Approval needed to begin Alternative Analysis):

Meeting Minutes submitted to Task Manager within 3 days

High Level Sketches and Analysis

Redistributed Volumes Map

Recommended weighted factor and ratings scale for Alternative Analysis

 

09. Final Alternative A​nalysis​​

A. Tier 2 Analysis

B. Tier 3 Analysis (if applicable)

C. Access Justification Report (AJR) - if applicable

1. Requires the AJR Consultant Checklist

2. Must adhere to FHWA Policy on Changes in Access to the Interstate System and address FHWA Policy Points

D. QA/QC Documentation

E. ​Alternative Analysis QA/QC Checklist​​​

 

Deliverable: (Approval needed to begin Final Report):

Appendix E: Alternative Analysis

Introduction of Final Report​

Chapter 3 of Final Report

Executive Summary

 

10. Final Alternatives A​nalysis​​ Meeting

​​A. Required Attendees: District Traffic Operations Engineer, DOTD HQ Traffic Engineering Management and Consultant 

B. Optional Attendees: other District personnel, Safety section, Environmental section, local stakeholders and other applicable personnel 

C. Content: Present and discuss Chapter 3 Final Alternatives

 Deliverable: (Approval needed to begin Final Report):

 Meeting Minutes submitted to Task Manager within 3 days

 

11. Final Report

Deliverable:

1. Sealed Report (Draft must be approved before final submission)

2. Minimum 2 Hard Copies

3. Minimum 2 CDs

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