I'm looking to merge two road layers. I am interested in the traffic volume in the second layer. The roads do not lay exactly on top of each other.
The issue is that sometimes when there is an intersection the road is taking the perpendicular value but I want it to take the parallel value. My first thought was to use a spatial join and join the closest join feature to the target feature with a 20 foot tolerance. I have also tried using the buffer tool then joining roads that are contained. But both methods are not producing the desired results.
An example photo is below. The buffered polyline is taking the value of the north and south road instead of the east and west road. I've also looked into Merge Divided Roads and snapping line to line but don't have the license for them.
I have ArcGIS 10.5 and a basic license