Traffic Count Program
The Southwest Michigan Planning Commission Traffic Engineering staff routinely performs traffic counts May through November on roads throughout Berrien, Cass and Van Buren Counties. The data is collected by pneumatic tubes which are stretched across sections of roadways. This service is free of charge to SWMPC member jurisdictions within the three counties.
Request a Traffic Count(s), Click Here
Access SWMPC Traffic Counts Database, Click Here.
How do I request a traffic count from SWMPC?
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)
What if I need a count that SWMPC doesn't have?
Traffic counts for trunkline roads and adjacent ones are available from the Michigan Department of Transportation.
In addition, road commissions collect counts on their own.
Click here to access Berrien County Road Department counts.
We are currently working with Cass and Van Buren Counties to host their counts on our website.
Why are traffic counts useful?
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 local economic development
What kind of data can be collected with a traffic count?
Please click here to obtain information on data collection.
Who do I contact if I need additional information?
Brandon Kovnat, Transportation Planner, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 269-925-1137 x 1524