PennDot Traffic Counts

Every year, between March 1st and mid-November,  the PennDot Bureau of planning research conducts traffic counts on select local roads in each of its engineering districts. In 2023 PennDot will conduct counts on 544 local roads in Engineering District 11, four of which are located in Plum Borough.  This data collection program is being implemented to help improve PennDOT’s traffic data inventory critical to safety management in coordination with FHWA’s Model Inventory of Roadway Elements (MIRE). MIRE is a guideline to help state DOTs improve roadway and traffic data inventory which are used to make decision on safety, design, and operation of roadways.

This year, traffic counts will take place on Zandona, Carpenter, Ralph and Morath.   The data collected will be available on PennDot’s Traffic Information Repository (TIRe) website after the data has been collected and processed.  So when you see a cord crossing these roadways, you know exactly why the data is being collected!