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Traffic Engineering is Responsible For:

Signing installation and changes:

  • Parking signs, warning signs, advisory signs using MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices)

Intersection improvements (turn lanes, center lines, edge lines)

Traffic safety:

  • Pedestrian safety (evaluating crosswalk locations)

Neighborhood traffic management:

  • Attending neighborhood meetings
  • Traffic calming process

Implementing bike and pedestrian master plan:

  • Add bike lanes when feasible
  • Install “Share The Road” signs where applicable

Traffic signal studies:

  • Decide when a new signal should be installed
  • Implementing signal coordination system to create more efficient City streets

Permit parking management:

  • Perform surveys to install new permit parking zones (at least 75% of spaces must be full, with 50% of those being commuters)
  • Determine how many parking spaces each property in the zone should receive (per Zoning Ordinance requirements)

Transportation planning:

  • Work with MPO in planning of new roads

Traffic modeling and optimization:

  • Analyze data to create better timings for City signals

Site development plan review:

  • Critique developer’s site plans to ensure they comply with City standards and create a quality development:
    • # of parking spaces (inc. HC spaces)
    • Size of parking spaces
    • Width of drive lanes
    • Traffic generation (will traffic study be required?)
    • Access to property

Temporary street closure permits:

  • Work with contractors who need to temporarily close a right-of-way (street or sidewalk) to perform construction work
  • Notify City personnel of closures (police, communications, public works)
  • Review their traffic control plan to ensure safety of pedestrians and vehicles

Please call (434) 970-3182 if you have any questions.

Last Updated: 01/07/2005