Traffic Studies & Plans

Ongoing traffic studies and plans for the Town of Oakville.

West River traffic survey

The Town of Oakville has completed an Integrated Traffic and Safety Management study in partnership with the West River Residents Association (WRRA) and the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS). The purpose of this initiative is to develop a template for a traffic and safety management program that will look at measures such as traffic calming, enforcement and public education that can potentially be used in other neighbourhoods. 

Road network review

The town owns and operates approximately 1,900 kilometres of roadways and 122 signalized intersections. Heavy truck traffic is restricted on some roads. Open the following maps for details:

The town is responsible for crossing guards, traffic signals, street signs and pavement markings. To ensure that the local roadway network operates as safely and efficiently as possible, the town will perform regular reviews of key traffic characteristics such as volumes, levels of service, collisions and driving speeds. The reviews aim to monitor performance levels and identify problem areas.

Traffic volumes

Traffic volume data consists of intersection turning movement count and mid-block 24-hour volume data. Traffic volumes are measured at approximately 300 locations per year through Automatic Traffic Recorder (ATR) and Turning Movement Count (TMC) programs.

Open the Traffic Volumes Map (pdf) for a summary of daily traffic volumes on both town’s and regional roadways.

Traffic signal review

A Signalized Intersection Level of Service (LOS) review is used as a first step to review traffic operations and determine whether a location is operating at acceptable levels during the critical afternoon peak hour of travel. 

Open the 2017 Signalized Intersection LOS Map (pdf) for peak afternoon LOS information at intersections throughout town.

For more information regarding traffic signals please go to the Traffic Signal Operations page.