We have served as a consultant to Wal-Mart or its civil engineer at locations across North America, conducting traffic analyses to determine on-site transportation needs as well as external impacts of site development. This involves facilitating coordination with city agencies and state departments of transportation regarding access restrictions, proposed driveway locations and geometric configuration.
We analyze existing and future traffic conditions, then present recommendations that optimize traffic operations in and around the site. Results are documented and presented to area neighborhoods and city and state agencies for their use in determining appropriate roadway improvements and land uses. We also collect trip generation data at fully operational Wal-Mart locations to compare results to predictions made by using the ITE Trip Generation Manual. In some cases, we have also developed plans for signalized intersections.