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Corridor Studies Unit

The Location Studies Section reports directly to the Project Development Engineer and is responsible for:

Performing preliminary engineering and preparing engineering review reports for selected projects on existing highways; and performing and/or reviewing location studies and engineering reports for highways on new alignment.

Reviewing excess lands and abandoned railroad rights-of-way adjacent to state highways to determine their suitability for use or sale.

Reviewing airport plans and modifications for compatibility with local highways.

Traffic Analysis & Urban Planning Unit

  • Administers Nebraska's Traffic Monitoring System.
  • Prepares Traffic Flow Maps and Truck Weight Studies, and a Traffic Count Data and Traffic Characteristics" annual report.
  • Develops factors for converting raw counts to Average Daily Traffic & Designa Hourly Volumes.
  • Develops historic trend forecasts based on a 20-year history of the counts taken on the state highway system.
  • Analyzes all traffic counts on state highways including the Automatic Traffic Recorder (ATR) raw count data.
  • Performs all NDOR Traffic Forecasting, including any traffic modeling and subarea traffic analysis.
  • Reviews all urban area traffic assignment network models.
  • Serves as NDOR's MPO Liaison to Omaha, Lincoln, and Sioux City areas.
  • Attends the MPO's Transportation Technical Advisory meetings.
  • Reviews the MPO's Work Programs, Transportation Improvement Programs, and Long Range Comprehensive Plans in regard to federal requirements.
  • Serves as the State Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator (See "Hiking & Biking" Link).

Comprehensive Plan Info

View/download 2003 brochure explaining the plan and application criteria
The 2003 Brochure
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(There are several formats available. HOWEVER, we urge you to download and read the Brochure first.)

Questions ?
Contact Ron Schlautman
(402) 479-4338

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Traffic Data Collection Unit

Collects traffic data statewide through the use of manual, portable, and automated counters. Data collected includes count only, count and classification, and weight-in-motion.

  • Collect WIM (Weigh In Motion) data at 33 sites per year using portable recorders.
  • Collect continuous ATR (Automatic Traffic Recorders) count data at 66 locations across the state. Of these sites 51 also classify the types of vehicles.
  • Collect data from nearly 8000 portable road tube and non-intrusive radar count locations on a rotating two-year cycle.
  • Data is also collected from 181 manual sites, four times per year for turning movements, seasonal flow, and classification.
  • Review hazardous waste and fuel storage sites affected by highway construction and provide preliminary plans of action.

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