The mission of the Traffic Division is to provide and maintain the controls necessary for the safe movement of traffic with minimum delay by using nationally accepted standards, guidelines and procedures.
The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) provides guidelines and procedures concerning a number of topics including, but not limited to, traffic signs, traffic signals, and pavement markings. The MUTCD has been officially adopted by the City of Norman. Click here to be directed to the website containing the current edition of the MUTCD.
The Traffic Division operates and maintains more than 140 traffic and pedestrian signals, 30,000 traffic control signs, and over 200 parking meters. In addition, the Division maintains pavement markings on approximately 200 miles of City streets.
The Traffic Division is also responsible for the collection of traffic data and the evaluation of traffic control needs at intersections and along roadways. The City of Norman used to publish traffic count maps but stopped several years ago. The most recent maps may be found by clicking on one of the links below.
Now, the Traffic Division provides traffic count information to the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) for their use and for publication on their website. This website also maintains historical count data making it unnecessary to continue publication of the traffic count maps. Click here to view the ACOG Traffic Count Database System.
- Provide a transportation system that allows the safe, orderly and predictable movement of all traffic, motorized and non-motorized.
- Provide and maintain the control, guidance and warning devices necessary for the efficient movement of people and goods.
- Respond to citizen requests in a courteous, timely and efficient manner.
- Provide prompt assistance to other City Departments and Divisions.
- Ensure employee safety.
- Investigate traffic problems reported by the public in a timely manner.
- Complete traffic studies in a timely manner.
- Review plans in a timely manner.
- Maintain high quality pavement markings on roadways with more than 1,000 vehicles per day on average.Stripe high traffic volume roadways (with more than 10,000 vehicles per day) utilizing thermoplastic which is re-striped every four (4) to six (6) years depending on wear. All other roadways with more than 1,000 vehicles per day are striped annually utilizing waterborne paint.
- Respond to damaged traffic control signs in a timely manner.
- Respond to traffic signal malfunctions in a timely manner.
- Perform preventive maintenance on all traffic signal and parking meter equipment.
- Provide a safe working environment for all employees.
- Maintain traffic signal timing plans for coordination of urban arterials on closed loop systems.
- Respond to neighborhood requests for traffic calming projects.
- Provide assistance with the City’s Adopt a Street Program.