The Southwest Michigan Planning Commission Traffic Engineering staff routinely performs traffic counts May through November on roads throughout Berrien, Cass and Van Buren Counties. This service is free of charge to member jurisdictions within the three counties. The data is collected by pneumatic tubes which are stretched across sections of roadways. Traffic data is also obtained from other entities and included in the traffic count database as a public service. In addition to being a vital tool for transportation planning and travel forecasting, traffic count information can be used by:
- transportation engineers and planners throughout the region to identify existing traffic problems and solutions
- the Michigan State Legislature and U.S. Congress to make decisions regarding the need for and allocation of state and federal funds
- site selection for economic development
How do I request a traffic count?
Requesting a traffic count is easy and can be requested by submitting your information into our new online form. You should be ready to provide the following information before you begin:
- Detailed description of traffic count location
- Type of Count (Weekday, Weekend, 24 Hour, 48 Hour)
To Request a Traffic Count(s) Click Here
What if I need a count for a state route or interstate?
Traffic counts for trunkline roads are available from the Michigan Department of Transportation. Click here to visit the MDOT traffic count site.
What kind of data can be collected with a traffic count?
Please click here to obtain information on data collection.
How do I access the traffic count data base?
To access SWMPC traffic counts database and the tutorial click here
To access the traffic count database for the Berrien County Road Commission (BCRC), click here
Who do I contact if I need additional information?
Contact Trevor Thomas, Transportation Planner
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Phone: 269-925-1137 ext: 24