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


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 a required stop. More information about the replacement of the signal will be provided as it becomes available.
  • After being damaged in a storm, the traffic signal at Main and Pulliam streets is now operational.