Signal Technology Applications to Address Traffic Congestion on US 301 in Starke, Florida – The segment of highway US 301 is a four-lane primary highway that connects the city of Jacksonville, Florida, to the region near the city of Gainesville, Florida. It passes through the city of Starke, Florida, which is located approximately midway between Jacksonville and Gainesville on US 301. The vehicular traffic on US 301 experiences significant congestion in Starke during weekday midday peak hours and during special events in Gainesville or Jacksonville, when the traffic demand rises substantially. This study focuses on determining the causes of congestion on 10 intersections along US 301 in Starke and developing strategies to alleviate recurring and nonrecurring congestion by using appropriate traffic signal technologies.
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