A comprehensive traffic survey of Phelps County, Missouri

by Clifford D. Muir

Institution: Missouri University of Science and Technology
Year: 1950
Record ID: 1588630
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/26258


"The purpose of this study is two fold. The first of these purposes is to serve as a pattern or guide for any county or township wishing to conduct a comprehensive traffic survey. The second purpose of this study is to provide traffic classification and other data on a typical county system of rural roads. Today, many counties in the United States are faced with the problem of inadequate roads, due to the modernization of the American farm. While they realize this problem exists, may county governments have developed no organized method of studying and determining their needs...When the author began preparations for this comprehensive traffic survey of Phelps County at the suggestion of the Missouri State Highway Department, there were some doubts as to the results. The reason for these doubts was slightly inadequate stationing and the relatively short time duration of the counts involved. While more complete data would be desirable, the author feels that the information available has proven adequate for the conclusions drawn" – Introduction, p. 1-3.