**Problem 1:
U.S. 95/Styner-Lauder Avenue Intersection**

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We will begin our work by considering the operations
of the intersection of U.S. 95/Styner-Lauder Avenue under two kinds of
control, the existing stop-sign control and the proposed signal control. In problem 1, we will focus our attention only on this intersection,
without consideration of the effects of the adjacent intersections. This
approach will allow us to develop an initial assessment of whether
stop-sign control is better than signalized control, but we must keep in
mind that other factors (including, for example, the proximity of
adjacent intersections and the manner in which they are controlled) can
also have a very big influence on our final recommendation.
These effects will be considered later in Problem
2.

For this particular analysis,
we must first complete two computations for the
existing traffic volume conditions. Then, we will consider the
projected future volumes. We can pose three questions that will
guide the computations: