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Traffic Engineering

The Traffic Engineering Division's principal responsibility involves the design, construction, maintenance, and historical archiving of all Traffic Signals, Traffic Signs and Pavement Markings within the City of Flint.

Secondary functions include issuing permits for all street closures (construction, parade, road race, motorcade, marches, block parties, etc.), removing parking enforcement for special events/occasions, and investigating requests for additional street lighting.

Along with these listed activities, Traffic Engineering is involved in the design and coordination of every organized function that takes place on the public right-of-way.

  • conducts over 400 24-hour automated volume counts on Major streets

  • installs, repairs or replaces over 3,000 Regulatory/Warning signs (including over 900 STOP signs

  • effects over 1,000 traffic signal maintenance repairs
    oversees two complete repaintings of every longline pavement marking citywide Signal and Roadway design

  • applies thermoplastic crosswalks and stop bars to 1/3 of the City's signalized intersections and 38 separate school crossing areas

  • performs over 100 peak-hour intersection turning movement studies

  • investigates and replies to over 500 complaints/requests from Admin/Council/citizens

  • performs and tabulates the annual citywide streetlight audit

  • provides traffic control services (materials/labor/design) for over 150 construction projects and special events

  • sets up and maintains every work zone for the Water Dept:, Sewer Dept., and Street Maintenance Division

  • provides oversight for all City electrical projects

  • PASER - Asset Management Council Road Survey - Beginning in 2003, GLS Region V staff along with representatives of the Genesee County Road Commission (GCRC) and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) assessed the condition of Genesee County federal aid eligible roads using the PASER road rating system as requested by the State of Michigan Asset Management Council. 


Department of Traffic Engineering

Phone: (810) 766-7350  or
Business Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Transportation Admin
(810) 766-7165

(810) 766-7420

(810) 766-7076

(810) 766-7343

City of Flint
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