Traffic in Deer Park does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon.
According to a traffic count conducted by Director of Community Affairs Roger Krieger, vehicle numbers have stayed consistent on the city’s main thoroughfares as compared to the 2011 study.
The count looked at city road traffic on 18 city streets for two weeks.
South Main Street continues to be Deer Park’s busiest street with an average of about 7,200 cars a day. The count was 6,820 in 2011 and 7,290 in 2010.
That portion of Main Street could be in for a new look next year. Krieger has applied for grants to refurbish the street from Crawford Avenue to the U.S. Highway 395 entrance. While there are no guarantees about acquiring any of the state or federal funds, the city will have a leg up on some of the other applicants since the street work’s engineering study is already in place.
East Crawford is the city’s second busiest street with an average of 5,032 cars a day. The number was almost identical to the average of 5,017 cars in 2011.
West “H” ranked third at 3,306 cars per day. The number was considerably higher than the 1,948 average in 2011. Krieger called the 2011 number a statistical anomaly since the street has been in the 3,000-car range in all the other counts since 2006.
Rounding out Deer Park’s top five were West Crawford (2,955) and North Colville Avenue (2,865).
Airport Road had the lowest 2012 traffic count at 143 cars per day.