have asserted that increasing traffic volumes at the intersection of Styner
Avenue, Lauder Avenue, and U.S. 95 are increasing delays for and reducing
the safety of motorists traveling through the intersection.
Traffic on Styner and Lauder, the minor streets of this two-way
stop-controlled intersection, is controlled by stop signs.
Limited sight distance for drivers on Styner and Lauder contributes to
the safety problem. As a result of
these citizen complaints, the city has requested that the Idaho
Transportation Department signalize the intersection.
Consider the situation
described above and review the sketches and aerial photographs showing the
street system. What issues do you think should be considered by the state's
traffic engineer in resolving this problem? After you have listed these
issues, continue to the next page to learn how we can apply the methods of
the Highway Capacity Manual to address these issues and provide assistance
to decision makers from the state and the city on whether or not this
intersection should be signalized.
Back ] [
] to Getting Started