Traffic Information & Standards

The information on this site is comprised of distinct sets of data and guidance that form the basis for moving projects forward to address traffic mitigation. The information can be used by developers, city departments, residents, and business to provide a foundation for better projects. The MA Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) information represents guidance that anyone who is proposing a project should review in great detail. The Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (MVPC) information is a strong source of data, projects, and reports that provide an understanding of impacts locally and throughout the region.

This is not everything you need to know; if you are an engineer, developer, or anyone proposing traffic improvements through the Planning Board or the Office of Community and Economic Development, we anticipate original research and data. In addition we encourage you to visit the regional transit system page at the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) website to understand the opportunities to reduce vehicular trips through transit.

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)