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.