Traffic study tackles the Big Bend's patterns

Traffic study tackles the Big Bend's patterns
Traffic study tackles the Big Bend's patterns
Posted at 6:41 AM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 03:08:32-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - As the Big Bend area continues to grow, so do the number of cars on the road.

WTXL ABC 27's Jada Williams was live Tuesday morning with a look at a congestion report and how one agency is working to tackle the tricky traffic patterns.

A traffic study conducted by the Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency is taking a closer look at the reason drivers are left in bumper to bumper traffic.

The Congestion Management Process Plans aims to traffic patterns all for the purpose of finding low cost strategies to improve safety and lower congestion.

In Leon County, during peak traffic time, a driver waited an average of 42 minutes between Monroe and Gaines and 40 minutes between Monroe and Tennessee.

Suggested improvements include better signal timing and improved traffic systems.

The study found that in Leon County, Tennessee Street between Monroe and Capital Circle SW could use more bike and scooter accomdations. That stretch of road saw a high number of deaths involving a cyclist or pedestrian.

Another big factor that can jam up traffic are trains. This is a topic that one commissioner requested to discuss after the recent issues of trains blocking tracks.

That's just a taste of the study that spans throughout the entire Big Bend.

The CRTPA will finalize plans to address traffic flow at their meeting Tuesday.