Traffic Counts

Transportation Council
Eoin Wrafter, Commissioner


The Dutchess County Transportation Council (DCTC) regularly collects and analyzes data on vehicle travel within Dutchess County. This data is used to measure system performance, assist with road planning, and prioritize project funding. Other government agencies and private businesses also use this information for project planning.

We began our annual traffic monitoring program in 1999. The program is conducted by a contractor on behalf of the DCTC and focuses on county and local roads. Over 800 roadway segments are included in the program and all collected data is consistent with NYSDOT requirements. Approximately 250 traffic counts are conducted annually, so that most road segments are counted every three years. Most counts includes volume, speed, and vehicle classification (vehicle type) data. We also receive data from NYSDOT for State highways.

To improve public access to the data, we maintain an online database that contains current and historical vehicle volumes. You can search for counts based on the road name, State or County Route number, year of the count, or municipality. The database provides a summary table of the data, as well as the ability to export the table to Microsoft Excel or pdf, and to download a more detailed pdf report.

To access the database, see the DCTC Traffic Data Application.

Additional count data is available on NYSDOT's Traffic Data Viewer interactive map.

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