Working with Marshall University’s Rahall Transportation
Institute (RTI), Burgess & Niple (B&N) conducted a traffic study to identify options
for improving access and easing traffic congestion in Morgantown, West Virginia.
The analysis included one-way to two-way street conversion concepts and intersection
modification concepts in the downtown area.
B&N created traffic models for the study using the advanced traffic modeling software
TransModeler. A model of the downtown area was created, calibrated and validated
for existing conditions. Three transportation network alternatives for one-way to
two-way street conversion were modeled and analyzed.
Based on the analysis conducted by B&N, the City of Morgantown and RTI are refining
and assessing the feasibility of implementing the identified concepts.