As traffic volumes increase beyond the capacity of lesser controls such as stop and/or yield signs, traffic signals are often used to assign the right-of-way at congested intersections. Signals offer maximum control at intersections - they relay messages to drivers and pedestrians of what to do and what not to do, permitting the orderly movement of traffic. When properly timed and installed under conditions that justify their use, traffic signals are valuable devices for improving safety and efficiency for vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
The Traffic Division of the City’s Department of Engineering is responsible for ensuring that the City’s transportation infrastructure meets the demands of new development and normal growth in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Traffic signals are designed and installed by a team of qualified City staff and electrical maintenance is performed by a qualified contractor. Together, City staff and the contractor ensure that safe and efficient operation of the traffic signals is maintained.
For more information please contact Access St. John's at 311 or (709) 754-CITY (2489).