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. It's 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

Advance traffic management system (ATMS)

  • City Council approved project on Feb. 6, 2017
  • Currently scheduled to be complete and operational by July 1, 2017
  • Initial roadways included in this project are Knickerbocker Road, Sherwood Way and Bryant Boulevard (U.S.  Highway 87)
  • Includes approximately 60 intersections

MLK Drive signals

  • Scheduled completion date of June 2018 
  • Intersection of MLK Drive and 19th Street (State Highway 208)
  • Intersection of MLK Drive and 29th Street

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:

  • MLK Drive and 29th Street - MLK Drive is currently closed to southbound traffic as construction of the MLK Project continues. 
  • The signal at Main and Pulliam streets was damaged beyond repair in the June 23 storm. The intersection will remain an all-way stop until it can be replaced.
  • A traffic signal at Pecos and Van Buren streets was removed this morning after it was damaged during a car crash. The four-way intersection is now controlled by stop signs. Replacing the signal may take several weeks.