How would a conversion of Douglas Avenue from five lanes to three lanes impact traffic volumes?
  • The design team does not expect a possible conversion to three lanes to significantly impact traffic because the traffic volumes are below the maximum capacity of a three-lane roadway. Although, the design of intersections and signal coordination will be important.
  • A three-lane configuration can generally handle 20,000 vehicles per day. The traffic on Douglas Avenue between the Arkansas River and Hillside generally ranges between 9,000 and 16,000 vehicles per day.
  • The peak hour traffic on Douglas generally occurs in the afternoon and ranges from the 400's to 700's. The highest peak hour volume is westbound on Douglas Avenue between Main Street and Water Street. One lane of traffic can generally handle 1,000 vehicles per hour. (See Flow Map [PDF])

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1. How would a conversion of Douglas Avenue from five lanes to three lanes impact traffic volumes?
2. Has the decision about trying a three lane configuration on Douglas already been decided?
3. Why was the Douglas Avenue project on the consent agenda for the City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 22, 2019?
4. How would a three lane configuration on Douglas impact buses?
5. Why is a three lane configuration on Douglas Avenue being considered?
6. How have members of the public been involved and what opportunities have been available?
7. How can I provide input about possible changes to Douglas?