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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. Field Visit with Observations

A. Required Material from DOTD

1. Draft Scope

2. Count Map

B. Required to Attend

1. Consultant

2. Traffic Engineering Management

3. District

C. Project Methods and Assumptions 

 

Deliverable:

Project Methods and Assumptions (Scope purposes only)

DOTD Checklist​ (Scope purposes only)

 

02. Scope and Man-hour Negotiations

A. Required Material

1. Scope (DOTD)

2. Man-Hour Spreadsheet​ (Consultant)

3. Signed Contract (Consultant and DOTD)

4. Task Order (DOTD)

5. Notice to Proceed Letter (DOTD)

 

Deliverable:

Scope

Man-hour Spreadsheet​

Project Schedule

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03. 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 (if applicable)

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

 

Deliverable:

Agenda - submitted to DOTD one week prior to meeting

Kickoff Meeting Minutes - submitted to Task Manager within 2 days

 

04. Initial Data Collection

A. 7 day/24 hour and 48 hour Counts

B. Peak Period Determination​ with chart and explanation

C. Calibration Methodology - if Micro-simulation is used

D. Geometric Field Check 

E. Growth Rate Determination

1. Written justification of growth rate(s) determination

2. Document sources, such as TransCAD, Historical Growth and/or any other sources used

F. QA/QC Documentation​​

 

Deliverable:  (Approval needed to begin Final Data Collection)

Appendix A – Initial Data Collection​

DOTD Initial Data Collection Checklist

 

05. Final Data Collection ​ ​

A. Turning Movement Counts with Demand  

B. Peak Hour Observation

C. Trip Generation - if applicable

D. Speed Study Data - if applicable

E. Travel Time Runs - if applicable

F. Warrant Analysis - if applicable

G. QA/QC Documentation​

Deliverable:

Appendix B - Final Data Collection

DOTD Final Data Collection Checklist​

Introduction of Final Report​

Chapter 1 of Final Report​​

 

06. Existing Safety Analysis

A. Crash History

B. Crash Summary​​

 

C. QA/QC Documentation

 

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

Appendix C - Existing Safety Analysis​

DOTD Existing Safety Analysis Checklist

 

07. 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)

CAP-X Matrix​ and/or Tier 1 (presented at Existing and No Build Results Meeting)

DOTD Existing and No Build Checklist

Chapter 2

 

08. 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 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 and recommended weighted factors for the matrix​​

2. Present and discuss high-level alternatives that address issues found in Chapter 2 (Cap-X and/or Tier 1 results) 

Deliverable: (Approval needed to begin Alternative Analysis):

Meeting Minutes submitted to Task Manager within 2 days


 

09. 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 and other applicable personnel 

C. Content: Present and discuss Sketch Layout of the potential alternatives with redistributed volumes and high-level analysis

 

Deliverable: (Approval needed to begin Alternative Analysis):

Meeting Minutes submitted to Task Manager within 2 days

 

10. 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

D. QA/QC Documentation

 

Deliverable: (Approval needed to begin Final Report):

Appendix E: Alternative Analysis

Chapter 3 of Final Report

Executive Summary​

DOTD Alternative Analysis Checklist

 

11. 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 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 2 days

 

12. 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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