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In today’s environment with unlimited data at our finger tips and constantly changing regulations, providing timely solutions that address the client needs the first time is invaluable.  McPherson Consulting has the know-how to ask the right question at the right time ensuring cost effective solutions are provided to clients, which may include addressing citizen concerns, city council inquiries, or technical design considerations.


Furthermore, McPherson Consulting understands the current budget constraints many agencies and private clients face and can structure solutions in phases such that buy-in is established and interim deliverables are provided to address immediate concerns but create a solid foundation for future opportunities. 



Traffic engineering concentrates on those elements of civil engineering that provide for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods on roadways, railways, bikeways, and sidewalks.  Solutions can range from small signing improvements and pedestrian enhancements to comprehensive roadways and interchange improvements requiring a multifaceted approach.  Regardless of the project size, understanding the ultimate goal of the project and specific client goals (public safety needs, private developer schedule, or funding source requirements) is paramount to the success of delivering quality, timely solutions.


McPherson Consulting is experienced with a wide range of traffic engineering services including:


  • Traffic and Operational Analyses

  • Roadway Safety Audits

  • Traffic Signal Design

  • Signing and Pavement Marking Design

  • Traffic Signal Optimization and Retiming

  • Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Planning and Design

  • Intersection Improvements

  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Facility Planning & Design

  • Interchange Justification/Modification Reports

  • Traffic Calming Analysis and Design. 



In an ever-evolving transportation system, there are a wide range of users with distinct needs including millennials seeking opportunities for active transportation for work and personal trips, to an ever-increasing aging population that desire enhanced safety and mobility choices.  Combining these various user needs with advances in intelligent transportation systems that provide real time information creates an unlimited number of solutions for our transportation network.  Transportation planning is a critical first step in defining goals and objectives, identifying problems, generating alternatives, evaluating alternatives, and developing plans.   


McPherson Consulting is experienced in a wide range of transportation planning services including:


  • Traffic Impact Analysis and Studies and Trip Generation Studies

  • Transportation Master Plan Studies

  • Neighborhood Traffic Calming

  • Projects Corridor and Access Management Studies

  • Vehicle and Pedestrian Safety Studies

  • Parking Impact Analysis, Planning, and Strategy Development

  • Special Event Planning and Analysis

  • Wayfinding Signing Analysis and Design

  • ITS Planning

  • Transportation Funding Strategy Development and Policy Analysis

  • Stakeholder Identification and Public Outreach.

“McPherson Consulting is very knowledgable with regard to transportation. We are continually impressed with the professionalism, knowledge, and excellent work product.

Jeff Florin, P.E.

Vice President of Port Development

Virginia Port Authority

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