Environmental Resolutions, Inc. (ERI) prepared a traffic impact study to evaluate the existing traffic levels which provided guidance for design of the Burlington County roadway improvements necessary for the Red Lion Recreation Complex (formerly the Good Farm). The overall project includes the construction of four (4) multipurpose fields, five(5) baseball/softball fields, two (2) playgrounds, a concession building, dog park, amphitheater, skating pond, sledding hill, and pedestrian trails, along with associated parking lots and drainage improvements.
The County requested a traffic study be prepared to analyze the impacts of the full build-out of the complex on the County roadways. The study provided the County with the necessary information for determining the required improvements at both Church Road (CR 616) and Red Lion Road (CR 641) for the eventual full build-out of the complex. The study also helped to determine the phasing of the County road improvements as it relates to future phasing of the project.
The traffic study included the following:
- Field Investigation, Inventory and Accident Analysis were conducted to identify all elements that might affect the flow of traffic such as land use, driveways, and traffic control devices.
- Trip Generation Analysis determined the number of vehicular trips to be generated by the proposed recreational facility.
- Traffic Analysis was performed in accordance with standard traffic engineering practice as contained in the most current Highway Capacity Manual and the Highway Capacity Software modeling program.
- Existing Roadway Inventory investigated primary roadway intersection at Red Lion Road/Landing Street, Church Road/Mill Street, Hillard’s Bridge Road, Eayrestown Road, and Church Road/Eayrestown Road.
- Traffic Data Collection utilizing Automatic Data Recorders and Manual Data Collection on surrounding roadways and intersections obtained existing traffic volumes.
- Recommendations of Improvements and Phasing
- Preparation of Plans, Reports and Calculations
Area studies, school traffic impacts, and intersection capacity and performance were also conducted.