Loop 303 Small Area Transportation Study, Glendale
The Loop 303 Corridor Transportation Master Plan includes 6,200 acres, in an area that is proposed to be a focal point of economic and employment interest within the expanding West Valley. This project has a unique location near Luke Air Force Base and a major transportation network consisting of the Loop 303 and Northern Parkway. In order to facilitate the effective development of their lands, a consortium of property owners have joined together to work with the City of Glendale to provide municipal services to the area. CivTech was responsible for all traffic related management, deliverables, and coordination. The purpose of this report was to document and compare existing traffic conditions to the planned future (2010, 2015, 2020, and 2030) within the study area. Once the initial model was developed it was used to test roadway alignment options and land use changes to determine their overall impact. Roadway improvements, such as the number of travel lanes, traffic control type, auxiliary turn lanes, and additional arterial/collector roadway network, were recommended for each analysis year. The modeling effort documented future traffic conditions in five year increments and provided a detailed project list within the study area for the City’s CIP process. Coordination occurred with multiple agencies/consultants, including the Maricopa Associate of Governments, City of Glendale, area property owners, the Northern Parkway planning efforts, and the Loop 303 planning efforts to accurately reflect the interests in the area. This project showcases CivTech’s ability to produce large-scale travel demand modeling, and our exceptional ability to coordinate between multiple agencies and teams to successfully complete projects.