Montana Department of Transportation

Malcolm “Mack” Long, Director

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Traffic Data

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Interested in how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted daily traffic volumes in Montana?

Check out MS2’s Traffic Dashboards. The data is based on MDT’s 101 active Continuous Count Station (CCS) sites only.

Overview

The Traffic Data Collection & Analysis (TDCA) section is responsible for collecting traffic data on approximately 6,000 active short-term traffic count sites statewide. These counts, also known as coverage counts, make up the bulk of the Department's traffic count program. The continuous count program currently has a total of 101 continuous count station (CCS) sites, fifty-nine Automatic Traffic Recorder (ATR) sites and forty-two Weigh In Motion (WIM) sites throughout the state of Montana collecting traffic data on a daily basis. In addition to providing volume information, a significant number of CCS sites provide information such as vehicle length, classification, truck weight data and unbiased speed data.

The primary purpose of CCS sites is to obtain information for:

  1. Seasonally adjusting short term counts to estimate Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT);
  2. Providing generalized peak and design hour factors for highway geometric design;
  3. Monitoring monthly and annual traffic trends;
  4. Providing long term growth factors.

If you have questions or concerns, of if you are planning or currently working on a project that might potentially impact a CCS site, please contact Tedd Little at 406-444-9417 or by .

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