Wolverton was responsible for the traffic study concerning the closure of portions of Georgia Avenue and Forest Drive to automobiles and the general public as a way to encourage students to walk or use the bus rather than drive their individual cars to get to campus. The purpose of the study was to analyze the various alternative routes should the road closure be put info effect to determine if a) newly diverted traffic on campus will still flow and b) if the roadways surrounding the campus would operate at an acceptable level of service with the new traffic.
The study analyzed the treatment of pedestrian flow as it interacted with the existing and diverted traffic and analyzed other intersections on campus for a potential roundabout and safety improvements. Following our recommendations, the University closed the road and created a bus-only and pedestrian-only area, closed in by a gate. Wolverton also developed the traffic signal plans for the traffic signal modifications as well as adjusting the traffic signal timing post construction.