University of Southern Maine

Portland, ME

The University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus is transitioning from a commuter campus to offering on-campus housing and expanded student resources. To accommodate a 580-bed residence hall and career and student center, VHB conducted a traffic analysis to illustrate the project impacts to complete local permitting and the MaineDOT Traffic Movement Permit application.

With most of student learning moving online and off-campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the necessary representative traffic data for the year was unavailable. With Intersect, VHB was able to develop traffic volume data for several key locations near the University where historic data wasn’t available, which was significant enough to enable the project to receive permits in Fall 2020 and stay on schedule.

Aerial photo of University of Southern Maine at dusk with watermark and logo.


  • University of Southern Maine


  • Application Development

  • Intersection Design & Engineering

  • Traffic Simulation Modeling

  • Transportation Planning & Engineering

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