The Traffic Counting Program is an integral part of the Transportation System Surveillance. BHJ along with Ohio Department of Transportation and West Virginia Department of Transportation oversee traffic counting as the foundation of a performance measurement-based planning program consistent with FAST Act planning requirements. This program provides a sound and factual basis to support ongoing transportation planning work. Annually, between May and October, BHJ collects traffic count information from approximately 375 individual traffic counters throughout the region. Traffic counting is valuable for Travel Demand Model development, highway performance monitoring including pavement condition ratings, identification of probable economic growth patterns, safety-engineering studies, and other miscellaneous transportation planning activities.
Almost half of all traffic counts BHJ collects are for Short-Range Planning activities, typically highway performance monitoring on local roads and streets where neither ODOT nor WVDOT has administrative responsibility. In continuing, more than 40% of the remaining traffic data is collected for Long-Range Planning efforts for the Travel Demand Modeling program at either a screen or a cordon line location, while the Surveillance Program accounts for the rest of the counting program.
Traffic counts are collected in three-year cycles. Each Cycle Year concentrates on various geographic areas throughout study area.
- Year 1: Traffic counts are inside the Steubenville, OH Central Business District, selected rural sites in Jefferson County, OH, and locations in Hancock County, WV north of Weirton, WV.
- Year 2: Traffic counts are in locations in southern Jefferson County and Toronto, OH, and north of Weirton, as well as screen line counts in Follansbee and Wellsburg in Brooke County, WV.
- Year 3: Traffic counts are taken in locations in northern Jefferson County, rural incorporated areas of the county, and Weirton, WV as well as locations throughout Brooke County, WV.
Point and select a traffic count station to review the traffic data. Each station represents a directional flow of traffic that is east (EB), west (WB), south (SB), or north (NB). The 24-Hr Total represents the raw data count for the day the BHJ collected the traffic count data. The ADT (Avg Daily Traffic) is the product of the 24-Hr Total multiplied by the ADT Factor. This represents total volume of vehicle traffic of that highway or road for the year BHJ collected the traffic count.
If traffic data of any specific road of our Bi State jurisdiction area is not available in our database, but has a State or US roadway classification, please try the following two links from ODOT and WVDOT.
ODOT Traffic Monitoring Website- http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/TechServ/traffic/Pages/default.aspx
WVDOT Traffic Monitoring Website – http://data-wvdot.opendata.arcgis.com/
A detailed report for each year is available at the links listed below.
Further detailed information is available upon request by contacting Cody Cresap, BHJ Transportation Engineer at 740-282-3685 x210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org When requesting information for individual traffic count stations, please include the Count ID.
Production of this Document paid for by funds from the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, Ohio Department of Transportation, West Virginia Department of Transportation and dues from BHJ member governments.