Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

illiam G. Downey, Scott District Supervisor


August 9, 2007

Staff Lead:


Frederick P. D. Carr, Director

Community Development




A Work Session to Review Key Elements of Synchro Traffic Impact Analysis and the Specific   Analysis for the Cross Creek Project in New Baltimore


Topic Description:


In December, 2006, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) adopted state-wide “Traffic Impact Analysis Regulations -- Administrative Guidelines.” These regulations will expand the use of Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) for new development and comprehensive planning.  The requirements went into effect July 1, 2007, and are being phased in across the State, with implementation in the Culpeper District starting in January, 2008.  VDOT will be increasing its use of the Synchro software for future TIAs.    

The purpose of this work session is to provide the Board members with an overview of the mechanics of the Synchro software, its inputs and outputs, and to review the results of the Synchro analysis performed for the Cross Creek shopping center project in New Baltimore.  The presentation will reflect some of the issues that will need further consideration at the Board of Supervisors public hearing on the Cross Creek special exception and rezoning which is targeted for September 13, 2007.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Conduct a work session.


Financial Impact Analysis:

There is no financial impact.


Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Department of Economic Development

Virginia Department of Transportation

ATTACHMENT:  Synchro Handout

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