UI students to pore over traffic data after Saturday study

UI students to pore over traffic data after Saturday study

The homecoming traffic has come and gone, and now the fun part begins for some University of Illinois students who analyzed all the rolling tires.

More than 100 students were out at the major intersections around town on Saturday morning, tracking how many vehicles were coming through.

The group's leader, assistant engineering professor Dan Work, said over 225,000 cars were recorded at 90 intersections.

And now it's time to pore over all that data.

Work also said once the data has been processed, it could be passed along to the UI Police Department to help officers better manage high traffic events.

And if you're wondering what the group found the most congested intersections to be, well, if you live here, it's no surprise.

Work said on Saturday morning, over 5,000 cars each came through intersections at Neil Street and Kirby Avenue, Neil and Windsor Road and Cunningham and University avenues.


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