& Project Development
Traffic Analysis & Urban
Data Collection Unit
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
- 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
- Serves as NDOR's MPO Liaison to Omaha, Lincoln,
and Sioux City areas.
- Attends the MPO's Transportation Technical
- Reviews the MPO's Work Programs, Transportation
Improvement Programs, and Long Range Comprehensive Plans in regard to
- Serves as the State Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator
(See "Hiking & Biking" Link).
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.