Traffic Engineering

The Traffic Engineering Division plans, installs, operates, and maintains traffic control devices in the City of Erie. The division maintains 320 miles of striped roadway and operates 209 signalized intersections of which 197 are equipped with the R.E.L.C.O. (Radio Emergency Light Company) preemption system. In addition, the division personnel review projects involving School Flashers, Parking Regulation signs including Handicap Parking, Transportation Modeling and area-wide Transportation Studies.

Mission Statement: “Our mission is to provide the City of Erie with effective and efficient traffic control systems and devices that maximize safety, quality, reliability, comfort and understandability, and minimize travel time, inconvenience, and expense for the traveling public and the taxpayers.”

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

How do I report a problem with a traffic signal?

Why won’t you install STOP signs on our street to slow down traffic?

How can I get a sign for reserved parking for the handicapped installed?

How is it determined that a traffic signal is needed at a location?

What is traffic signal synchronization and how does it work?

What can I do to make our streets safer?

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