The project as a large commercial development will generate a huge inflow of cars:
· 335 weekday morning (between 8am and 10am) – an additional 168 cars per hour.
· 997 weekday afternoon (between 4pm and 6pm) – an additional 499 cars per hour.
· 1,391 Saturday peak hours (between 10am and 2pm) – an additional 349 cars per hour.
Once again the traffic counts are based on numbers from 2009. The applicant did a brief review of traffic in 2012, but felt that current traffic is lighter than it was in 2009. Since 2009 the traffic analysis has not updated the flow numbers for Highlands and Terravest, even though these developments continue to generate more traffic, especially tractor trailers.
The traffic study had many issues. The study did not include the following developments and roads:
· approved but not built 500 parking spots at Southeast train station.
· approved but not built Stateline Commercial Development.
· no indication if the “general store” at the intersection of route 312 and 6 was taken into account.
· no reason given: John Simpson Rd and Ice Pond Rd and most importantly Farm to Market Rd were left off the traffic count.
· no indication of traffic count for Sunday.
Next Article: Expansion of Route 312 to handle the traffic.
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