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Traffic Data

Traffic Data Collection

The Works Department collects traffic data at hundreds of locations every year. The data that is collected includes:

Traffic at every signalized intersection is counted on a three-year (minimum) rotation for the purposes of monitoring the signal timing and its general operation. The intersection is manually counted during the AM, PM and off-peak periods during either the spring or fall seasons, as travel demands typically vary during the winter and summer seasons. Weekends, holidays, Mondays, and Fridays are not counted due to the variation caused by the weekend effect.

The link volume data is collected by pneumatic hose [see photo] over the course of a 24-hour period on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday during the spring, summer and fall seasons. Data is collected at the same location three times a year, which is used for the calibration of AADT.

The Works Department also collects data from Permanent Counting Stations [see photo]. The data is polled every 15 minutes and is used in the calibration of AADT.

Traffic data is available to the public at a small charge. Please contact the Regional Municipality of Durham Works Department Traffic Engineering and Operations division for more information:

Traffic Engineering & Operations
101 Consumers Dr.
Whitby, ON  L1N 6A3
Phone: 905-666-8116
Fax: 905-666-8826
Email: traffic@durham.ca


Database Management

In addition to the management of the traffic data collected (turning movement counts and link volume data), the Works Department maintains a database that includes:

  • Signal timings
  • Intersection signal drawings
  • Signal maintenance data
  • Collision summary report
  • Collision data

All signalized intersections in the Region of Durham are operated and maintained by the Works Department except for those on provincial highways.

A copy of all Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) reports completed by officers of the Durham Regional Police Service are forwarded to the Works Department for database management. Reports can be produced that summarize the types of collisions on a per location basis or in aggregate over a particular period of time. See the latest Collision Report

Traffic data is available to the public, however, there is an administrative cost associated with the distribution of this information. Please contact the Region of Durham Works Department for more information.

Traffic Information Available and Rates

Traffic Data

Rate

Signal Timing (Letter)

$85.00 + HST/Int

Signal Drawings

$58.00 + HST/Print

Maintenance Data

$85.00 + HST/Search

Legal Enquiries - signal timings

$190.00 + HST/Enquiry

Legal Enquiries - other

$70.00/hour No HST

Intersection Count Data - TMC

Traffic Counts Map

Automated traffic records summary 24 hr - ATR

Traffic Counts Map

Collision Summary Report

$80.00 + HST

Three-year Collision Data

$56.00 + HST/Location

Collision Diagram

$157.00 + HST/ Location

Please note: rates are subject to change

Please contact the Region of Durham Works Department for more information.

Permits – Rates

For any work or events taking place within a Regional right-of-way, a permit is required depending upon the type of work or event. The permit must be obtained prior to the commencement of the work or event. Proof of liability insurance may be required before a permit is issued.

Permit

Rate

Special Event Permit

$95.00 + HST

Filming Location Permit

$515.00 + HST/day

Please note: rates are subject to change

Please contact the Region of Durham Works Department for more information:

Traffic Engineering & Operations
101 Consumers Dr.
Whitby, ON  L1N 6A3
Phone: 905-666-8116
Toll-free: 1-866-786-8116
Fax: 905-666-8826
Email: works@durham.ca

For a listing of additional fees and permits, please visit our Fees and Permits section.