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Traffic Signals

Traffic Counts

Photo of street with carsVehicle traffic is automatically counted at all Richmond traffic signals using the same vehicle detectors the controller uses to allot green light movements.  The counting detectors are located in each lane behind the stop line.  There are approximately 1,650 volume counting detectors throughout the city monitoring traffic flow in five minute increments, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.  The following traffic flow data is available online:

Electronic files of current traffic volumes can be sent upon request.  Please include the following information:

  • Intersection name
  • Day(s) of week
  • Time of day

Traffic Signals Staff are currently upgrading the Central Traffic Management System software which will affect the availability of new traffic counts.  Updated traffic counts should be available in 2016.

Disclaimer: The traffic flow data available on this web site is for informational purposes. The City of Richmond makes no claim as to the accuracy of the data, and is not responsible for errors or omissions.