Traffic Count Maps and Tables
Traffic count information at locations within the Texarkana area has been obtained from traffic counts conducted for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and from traffic counts conducted by the Texarkana Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) staff. Traffic count information is presented as a series of maps and tables with links to the actual maps and tables shown in blue. Maps and tables are formatted as Abode Acrobat documents (pdf). The traffic counts are not vehicle counts. When conducting traffic counts, a tube is placed across the roadway and when a vehicle crosses the tube, the number of axle hits are counted. The computer divides the total number of axle hits by two. If ten 2-axle cars cross the tube, the computer counts 20 hits and divides by 2 for a count of 10. In this case, the count of 10 also represents ten vehicles. However, if ten tractor-trailer trunks with 5-axles per truck cross the tube, the computer would register 50 hits and divide by 2 for a count of 25 even though the number of vehicles was actually 10 trucks.
TxDOT Traffic Count Maps
The Texas Department of Transportation conducts traffic counts on an annual basis, for its 25 districts, along on-system (or TxDOT maintained) routes. Counts are collected every five years for off-system (or non-TxDOT maintained) routes.
These counts can be found at this link. The Texarkana Metropolitan Planning Organization study area (the Texas side) lies within TxDOT’s Atlanta District and can be found by following links to that district. Off-system counts for the Atlanta District were collected in 2013 [to be repeated in 2018]. These counts can be found under the heading “Urban Saturation Maps” by selecting the corresponding year and following links to the Atlanta District. For consistency TxDOT collects counts up to a mile and a half into the Arkansas portion of the MPO study area.
Beginning with 2013 the MPO will resume producing one large scale map, in a .pdf format, that includes traffic counts for the entire study area, to be released later this year (2015) and published to this web page. Any person interested in a finer grained, smaller format, map can contact the Transportation Planner or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will attempt to accommodate your request.
Traffic count maps can be seen by clicking on the links listed below. The 2000 to 2004 traffic count maps are 34 inches by 44 inches in size and only persons with plotters or large printers can print the entire map on one sheet. The 2005 and later traffic count maps are also 34 inches by 44 inches but these maps have also been divided into 24 sections with each section being able to be printed on 8˝ inch by 11 inch paper. To access the sections of the 2005 and later maps, click on links to the sectioned maps listed below which will take you to a map showing the 24 sections of each map. Click on the particular section of the map you want to see or print and you will be taken to that section map. To access the legends for the 2005 and later maps, click on the link to the map legend for the particular year desired and the legend can be printed on 8˝ inch by 11 inch paper.
2015 traffic count map(pdf)
2012 traffic count map(pdf) 2012 Sectioned Map 2012 Legend(pdf)
2011 traffic count map(pdf) 2011 Sectioned Map 2011 Legend(pdf)
2010 traffic count map(pdf) 2010 Sectioned Map 2010 Legend(pdf)
2009 traffic count map(pdf) 2009 Sectioned Map 2009 Legend(pdf)
2008 traffic count map(pdf) 2008 Sectioned Map 2008 Legend(pdf)
2007 traffic count map(pdf) 2007 Sectioned Map 2007 Legend(pdf)
2006 traffic count map(pdf) 2006 Sectioned Map 2006 Legend(pdf)
2005 traffic count map(pdf) 2005 Sectioned Map 2005 Legend(pdf)
2004 traffic count map(pdf)
2003 traffic count map(pdf)
2002 traffic count map(pdf)
2001 traffic count map(pdf)
2000 traffic count map(pdf)
The traffic count location map(pdf) shows the site identification number for each of the selected traffic count locations that can be used to obtain historical traffic count data from the tables presented below. This map measures 34 inches by 44 inches. The traffic count location map has been divided into 24 sections so each section can be printed on an 8 ˝ inch by 11 inch page. Click on the traffic count location sectioned map(pdf) to access the 24 sections of the map and then click on the particular section you want to see or print.
Traffic count information presented in tables can be printed on legal size paper (8˝" by 14"). Three traffic count tables are presented for each year based on the Site ID, the state number of the roadway and the local name of the roadway.