A study typically consists of collecting data, projecting traffic volumes, and identifying the improvements required for the transportation system. Studies are performed on intersections and also non-intersection roadway segments to determine what improvements are warranted and how they might lead to a better road for motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and other users. The need for traffic signals and speed zones is also determined by traffic studies, which have similar application in the analysis of traffic management in work zones.
To oversee the FDOT's traffic study functions, there is a Traffic Studies Working Group that is composed of representatives from the Department's District offices, the Tallahassee headquarters, and Florida's Turnpike. This Working Group meets several times per year and is responsible for directing the formulation of policy and programs relating to traffic studies.
- Manual on Uniform Traffic Studies, including the Traffic Signal Study Procedure
- Traffic Engineering Manual
- Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)
- Speed Zone Manual (2019 edition)
- Truck Lane/Minimum Speed Restriction Research
For additional information, please contact the State Traffic Services Section at StateTrafficServicesSection@dot.state.fl.us.