Corridor Studies

A corridor study is a planning project that defines the relationships between a roadway and its adjacent land. Corridor studies are used to:

  • Define acceptable levels of access and mobility,
  • Determine transportation system needs to support surrounding land uses,
  • Consolidate and control access points,
  • Identify operational deficiencies and promote operational efficiency, and
  • Promote redevelopment of an underperforming corridor.

Corridor studies are an effective tool for assessing existing conditions, developing a preferred future condition, and can offer interim fixes for transitioning corridors as they change. Specific benefits of a corridor study may include:

  • Maximization of existing infrastructure
  • Improved safety conditions
  • Development of coordinated land uses
  • Access or mobility improvements
  • Air quality improvements through congestion reduction