How Will This Development Affect Traffic?

Before submitting our proposal to the City of Weston, we commissioned a firm for an independent traffic study of the area. The following information is directly from that study, which you can read in full by clicking here.

The traffic impact statement was prepared by Kimley-Horn & Associates Inc. The purpose of the study is to assess the project's impact on the surrounding roadway network and to evaluate the capacity available to support future traffic volumes.

The traffic study was conducted during typical weekday conditions on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Turning movement counts were collected during the AM peak (7 a.m. to 9 a.m.) and PM peak (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.) at the following intersections:
  • Bonaventure Boulevard and Royal Palm Boulevard
  • Royal Palm Boulevard and Weston Hills Boulevard 
  • Weston Hills Boulevard and Country Club Way

The volumes were collected in 15-minute intervals and the peak hour was determined for each intersection.



Projected Traffic
The proposed development is projected to generate 1,784 net new external daily trips, 138 net new external AM peak-hour trips (28 in, 110 out), and 168 net new external PM peak-hour trips (109 in, 59 out).

Future background traffic volumes were calculated as the sum of the existing peak-season adjusted traffic volumes plus an additional amount of traffic to account for future growth in the study area. Total future traffic volumes considered in the analysis for this project are the sum of the 2020 background traffic volumes plus future project traffic volumes at site buildout.



The conclusion of the study was that the area would remain a LOS D or better. That is the current classification of the area, which means the apartment complex would not make a notable difference in the traffic to the area.

Here is the link to the complete traffic study.

Comments

  1. The traffic study only reflects volume and does not take into consideration actual time to make that left hand turn and the potential accident percentage increase for the additional cars attempting to cross traffic lanes to exit out of the country club towards Royal Palm Blvd. Define adverse as there will be an effect. Worse will be the construction traffic for 2-3 years crossing traffic to exit out of the facility. Since many vehicles speed toward the guard gate, maybe we need to construct a minor speed bump to slow traffic down and allow the cross traffic to exit. This is my primary concern, which if mitigated would provide no significant reason not to approve the condos.

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