The Dutchess County Transportation Council (DCTC) collects and analyzes traffic data each year. This data is used to understand how our roads are used, track trends, assist with planning, and prioritize project funding. Other agencies and private businesses also use this information for project planning.
Our traffic count program includes close to 800 roadway segments on county and local roads. Approximately 250 traffic counts are conducted each year, so that most road segments are counted every three years. Most counts includes volume, speed, and vehicle type. We also receive data from NYSDOT for State highways.
To improve public access to the data, we have developed an online mapping portal - Traffic Data Viewer - that shows current and historical vehicle volumes on our road network. Visitors can search counts by municipality, year, road name, or road class. Besides volumes, the Traffic Data Viewer provides data on speeds and heavy vehicles, and a range of tools to analyze, chart, and export data. The Viewer also allows visitors to fully customize how data is displayed and to export maps as needed.