An Evaluation of Michigan’s Continuous Count Station (CCS) Distribution

Michigan's traffic monitoring program has a need to evaluate site placement appropriateness and develop recommendations on the Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT's) Continuous Count Stations (CCS) locations and potential relocation. This evaluation needs to consider the new traffic volume data from the 501 Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) sites, Road Weather Information System (RWIS) sites, and any other available sources including private sector sources. Seeking strategic plans that allow the monitoring program to enhance the pool of traffic information, reduce any possible data collection redundancy, and expand the sampling on roads. Pavement condition is also a consideration when determining if a site can be placed. This evaluation project's goals are as follows: (1) Confirm that MDOT's CCS sites are located on road segments which benefit the monitoring program for cost savings and additional data needs; (2) Determine if these others sources of traffic should be folded into the Traffic Monitoring program; and (3) Look at how the two systems sites overlap.


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    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:


      2016-0069 Z2

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Michigan Department of Transportation

      Murray Van Wagoner Building
      425 West Ottawa, P.O. Box 30050
      Lansing, MI  United States  48909
    • Project Managers:

      Whiteside, Larry

    • Performing Organizations:

      Western Michigan University

      1903 W. Michigan Avenue
      Kalamazoo, MI  United States  49008-5241
    • Principal Investigators:

      Oh, Jun-Seok

    • Start Date: 20160401
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180430
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01597373
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Michigan Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: OR15-187, 2016-0069 Z2
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 27 2016 10:04AM