The Traffic Volume Maps show the Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) numbers displayed at various locations on Maryland's roadways. Traffic counts are reported as the number of vehicles expected to pass a given location. This is an average day of the year for all traffic-counting stations in the state. Traffic volume data is collected from more than 8,500 Program Count stations and 82 Automatic Traffic Recorders (ATRs) located throughout Maryland.
Program Count data is collected (both directions) at regular locations on either a three (3) year or six (6) year cycle depending on type of roadway. Growth factors are applied to counts which were not taken during the current year and the counts are factored based on the past yearly growth of an associated ATR. Counters are placed for 48 hours on a Monday or Tuesday and are picked up that Thursday or Friday, respectively. The ATR and toll count data is collected on a continuous basis. The toll station data is provided by Maryland Transportation Authority.
Traffic Volume Maps are updated and published annually in March. Please see the Traffic Volume Map Introduction (PDF, 36kb) and ATR and Toll Locations (PDF, 11.6kb) for more information about the Traffic Volume Maps.
The entire 2012 Maryland Traffic Volume Map (11.2MB) is available as a PDF file. To view, download, or print PDF files, you must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer. If you already have Adobe Reader installed, click the previous link.
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View the Traffic Volume Maps by County Archive for the Years 1980 - 2011
The Traffic Volume Maps from previous years are available only as PDF files: Archive.