Traffic - Corridor State Highway 6 Performance
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Status Indicators: Proceeding as Anticipated | Monitoring Progress | Reviewing for Improvement | Information Unavailable
Proceeding as Anticipated
Reviewing for Improvement
**Due to fiber optic cable break on SH 6, travel time data was not collected. The fiber repair has been made and data will be available for the 4th quarter. The SH 6 expansion project is expected to also conclude in the 4th quarter (weather permitting).
This quarter the SH 6 at US 59 interchange averaged 116,000 vpd for weekdays as compared to 104,000 vpd in the previous quarter. Traffic volumes are starting to increase to levels that were measured in 2019 at 124,000 vpd for the same 3rd quarter.
Average travel times details on Highway 6 from Dulles Ave to First Colony Blvd/Brooks St are outlined below:
AM: Not Available
Noon: Not Available
PM: Not Available
Per the 2010 Highway Capacity Manual, this metric is calculated as the average measured travel speed over the posted speed limit for the corresponding major corridor (avg. speed / posted speed limit). The calculated value is converted into a percentage and translated into a letter grade indicative of a Level of Service (A is the best, F is the worst). The slower the measured speed compared to the posted speed limit, the lower the Level of Service.
Measured major travel corridors include:
State Highway 6 (Dulles to Brooks St.) - 45 MPH
US Highway 90 (Dairy Ashford Blvd. to SH 6) - 50 MPH
Standard Levels of Service are classified by the 2010 Highway Capacity Manual.
A: ≥86% B: 68%-85% C: 51%-67% D: 41%-50%
E: 31%-40% F: ≤30%
A target of C means the City aims to have traffic flowing at a minimum of 51-67% of the speed limit. For Highway 6, this means the City aims to have a traffic goal of at least 23 - 30 MPH during the AM, noon, and PM peak travel times.
The City of Sugar Land's most vital vehicular travel corridors support commercial enterprise and quality of life. Shorter travel times help improve both commercial enterprise and quality of life.