The mission of the Traffic Operations division is to continually improve the mobility of the traveling public and pedestrians in our community in a way that increases safety for all citizens. Traffic Operations does that by maintaining 118 signalized intersections, 13,880 street signs and 95 miles of pavement markings. Its core functions include:

Traffic systems

  • Signal timing and phasing improvements
  • Installation and replacement of LED bulbs at all signalized intersections
  • Installation and replacement of video detection systems
  • Installation, inspection and oversight of new signals
  • Repair and maintenance of damaged signals
  • Installation, maintenance and repair of school zone, flood warning and pedestrian flashing beacons
  • Traffic signal warrant studies
  • Traffic speed studies
  • Average daily traffic (ADT) studies
  • Speed hump studies (Contact Engineering Services for application)
  • Coordination of emergency service vehicle detection and preemption

Traffic operations

  • Installation, repair, and GIS data collection of all signs
  • In-house sign design
  • Installation and maintenance of pavement markings
  • Adopt-A-Spot signs
  • Installation and maintenance of crosswalks
  • Speed hump installation
  • On-street parking, signs and markings
  • Red fire hydrant curb markings

Projects

MLK Drive (pedestrian enhancement project) 

  • Scheduled completion date of June 2018

Bell Street signals

  • Scheduled completion date of January 2020
  • Intersection of Bell and Harris streets
  • Intersection of Bell Street and Rio Concho Drive

Construction or damaged signals

Motorists should use caution or an alternative route at these intersections: 

  • The signal at South Abe Street and West Concho Avenue was damaged beyond repair April 20. Southbound traffic on Abe Street will be controlled by a flashing yellow light and is not required to stop. Eastbound and westbound traffic on West Concho will be controlled by stop signs and is required to stop. More information about the replacement of the signal will be provided as it becomes available.
  • The signal at Main and Pulliam streets was damaged beyond repair during the June 23, 2017, storm. The intersection will remain an all-way stop until it can be replaced. We anticipate construction to be completed and the signal operational by May 2018.