DAVENPORT was obtained to perform traffic engineering services for the proposed Forum at Tallahassee apartment complex located on W. Tennessee Street in Tallahassee, FL. This development consists of student-oriented apartments with 782 bedrooms and is located in the vicinity of Florida State University (FSU) and Tallahassee Community College (TCC). This area currently experiences heavy traffic congestion with the annual average daily traffic (AADT) at over 43,000 on W. Tennessee Street at the site.
DAVENPORT conducted a transportation impact analysis (TIA) for this development. The analysis included traffic data collection, trip generation, Synchro analysis, signal warrant analysis, crash history review, traffic projections and report findings. Working with state and local officials to achieve an approved analysis document, DAVENPORT examined existing and future scenarios. A challenge in this study was addressing the existing conditions of the roadways in the project’s vicinity. The area currently experiences high traffic volumes and one particular offsite intersection, included in the study by FDOT, had a significant crash history. DAVENPORT had to balance the needs of this project with safety and accessibility, while resolving concerns from FDOT and the City of Tallahassee.
By conducting a detailed traffic analysis and coordinating with all involved parties, DAVENPORT was able to produce a TIA with improvement recommendations that were approved by both FDOT and the City of Tallahassee.