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Traffic Impact Study

Development of “Pathways to Technology Magnet School” in Hartford

Student: CE 452
Advisor: Clara Fang

A development of the Pathways to Technology Magnet School has been proposed placed on the southeast corner of the intersection of Broad Street and Farmington Avenue (Figure 1) in a business district as defined by the City of Hartford’s zoning ordinances.

The site is currently open land with a gravel path connecting Broad Street and Asylum Street and bordered by or adjacent to I-84 entrance and exit ramps which increase the complexity of the traffic operations in the area.

The students analyzed the traffic operational impacts of the development on the nearby street network. The work efforts included field observation, collection of traffic volume data, analysis of current, future no-build and future build conditions, projection of traffic demand; and capacity and level of service analysis using highway capacity software (HCS).