FM 1560 Corridor Traffic Study, Bexar County, TxDOT San Antonio District, Texas
Client: TxDOT San Antonio
Services: Data Collection, Capacity Analysis, Traffic Projections, Corridor Analyses
Estimated Completion Date: May 2019
Location: Harris County, Texas
Jones|Carter has been selected by the TxDOT San Antonio District to provide engineering services for a proposed 120-foot right-of-way on FM 1560 from SH 16 to FM 471 in Bexar County. The need for an expansion to help alleviate traffic issues and congestion is evident as the roadway is currently too narrow to handle the existing traffic volumes.
This 5.1-mile project will reconstruct an existing two-lane section of a minor arterial into a proposed five-lane section that will include bike lanes and sidewalks. The traffic projections and capacity analysis performed by J|C will aid in establishing three corridor alternatives. The alternatives will consider the potential impacts to right-of-way acquisition and the five existing signalized intersections. The J|C team will also provide a recommendation for the preferred alternative. The traffic and capacity analysis study will include peak hour turning movement counts at 34 intersections, site inspections and field work during peak traffic hours, traffic signal evaluations, and left and right-turn lane warrants. J|C will provide recommendations for improving overall traffic flow and operations.
The J|C team will provide several services to improve traffic issues, including the development of a design schematic, conceptual traffic control, traffic projections, as well as traffic engineering and operations, which will include traffic simulations, 3D modeling, surveying and mapping. J|C will also provide environmental documentation and studies in support of the design, public involvement, value engineering studies, data collection analysis, and drainage design.
The FM 1560 Corridor Traffic Study is currently underway with estimated completion in May of 2019. We will continue to update this information as the project moves forward. Check back with us to watch it unfold.