Transportation & Master Planning

Our experience working with public sector clients extends from municipalities to regional planning authorities to state and federal agencies and includes a number of projects for local parishes, the City of New Orleans, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Regional Transit Authority, and the Regional Planning Commissions of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. The firm has also completed projects for the Downtown Development District and a number of private developers throughout the South. Projects completed have included land use planning, transportation planning, geographic information systems (GIS), zoning, and site planning. Urban Systems has extensive experience in the development of transportation planning projects throughout the area. These projects involve all aspects of the transportation planning process (pre-engineering) and also in transit planning.

Projects that have been completed throughout our years of service have involved a broad range of urban planning/land use projects including the following elements to support:

  • Highland Lee Intersection Signs
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Corridor Developments
  • Comprehensive Land Use Masterplans
  • Community/City/Municipality Growth & Revitalization
  • Residential/Commercial Developments
  • Resort/Entertainment Developments
  • Zoning and Ordinance Review and Development
  • Subdivision Regulations
  • General Development Guidelines

Intersection & Interchange Design

The staff of USI has extensive experience in new intersection design as well as modifications to existing intersections, including capacity analysis, complete computerized signal systems design including timing, phasing and coordination, display (both for vehicle and pedestrians), geometrics, equipment specifications, new roadway and pavement design to accommodate the addition of turning lanes, pavement markings, and stripping plans. Urban Systems has also performed all civil engineering aspects associated with the design of new or modified intersections including alignment, roadway and pavement design, drainage outfall calculation, and subsurface drainage design (curb and gutter and open ditch). The design process includes the utilization of traffic engineering software such as TEAPAC 12 and Passer II for development of intersection capacity analysis and corridor progressive synchronization.

Site Master Planning

Signage Plans

Airport Landside Operations

Transit Planning

Corridor Studies