• Location: Florence, Kentucky

Mall Road is located within a highly congested commercial corridor in Florence, Kentucky that carries approximately 17,000 vehicles per day. B&N conducted traffic studies and developed maintenance of traffic plans, signal plans, signing plans and electrical plans for the reconstruction of 1.5 miles of highway to a four-lane urban typical.

As part of this project, traffic simulation modeling was used to evaluate multiple scenarios for access management. This included relocating and/or adding traffic signals and limiting turning movements. Following the evaluation, B&N prepared plans to reconstruct four traffic signals and install one new traffic signal.

B&N also developed optimized intersection signal timings for the corridor. Timing plans were programmed into the City’s signal system software and the system was fine-tuned using field observations.

This project required close coordination with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC). Prior to reconstruction, the corridor and traffic signals were maintained by KYTC. They were turned over to the City of Florence at the completion of the project. Because this was the City’s first signal system, B&N set up the system in the central computer and provided staff training on how to use of the software and monitor the system.