Problem 1 Discussion
Problem 1: Discussion of the
95/Styner-Lauder Avenue Intersection
The analysis presented thus far using the HCM methodologies for
and 17, and the conclusions reached using these methodologies, all seem
relatively straightforward. The delay for the minor movements at the TWSC
intersection of U.S. 95/Styner-Lauder Avenue will continue to increase
during the next ten years. Installing a signal at the intersection, while
somewhat inconveniencing traffic on U.S. 95 that currently operates with no delay, will
improve traffic operations. But have we taken a thorough look at the
situation, or is there more to consider?
Yes, there is more to this story! We considered the
U.S. 95/Styner-Lauder Avenue intersection as isolated in our initial analysis,
but in reality, most intersections do not operate in isolation, and the U.S. 95/Styner-Lauder Avenue intersection is no exception.
Let's consider what kind of a system
this intersection is a part of. Review the sketch
and aerial photograph to remind yourself
of the geometric layout of the U.S. 95 corridor.