Traffic Volume Map

Traffic volume map


The Traffic volume map shows traffic volumes for certain intersections or segments of roadways in Overland Park.

The data is updated as soon as it is processed from the city's traffic counters. You can see the average daily traffic volume on each approach of the intersection as well as the total daily entering traffic volume in the intersection.

How to use the map

Traffic volume location map Purple icons indicate where data exists.

Zoom button - Traffic volume map Use the "zoom" button to refine your area.

Information button - Traffic volume map Select the "information" button and click on purple icon for detailed information as well as view a report specific to selected location.


How data is collected

To collect the data, city staff places a black, rubber hose-like tube across a selected street. When a vehicle drives over the tube, it is counted, and the information is recorded in a small box at the side of the road. Occasionally, staff will record the number of vehicles traveling just one direction (typically, toward an intersection). This is done when evaluating the need for a new traffic signal.

These readings typically are taken over a three-day period during the middle of the week and averaged into a single average daily traffic volume count.

Past traffic volume counts

Traffic volume maps dating back to 1975 are available for public viewing in the Public Works Department, second floor of City Hall, 8500 Santa Fe Drive.

If you need help interpreting the maps or have other questions, call 913-895-6040.