Transportation Engineering Guidelines

The Transportation Engineering Section oversees the design and installation of all traffic signs and pavement markings on city streets.

Classification of Traffic Control Signs          

Traffic Control signs are divided into three categories by their function. Regulatory signs inform motorists of traffic laws and regulations. Examples of regulatory signs include stop, parking, and speed limit signs. Warning signs are usually yellow with black legends and border and give advance notice of hazardous conditions, traffic control devices, and changes in road conditions. Guide signs usually display white letters and borders on a green background and include information such as destinations, street names, services, and points of interest.

Uniform Guidelines

All traffic signs and markings must conform to uniform standards contained in the State of California "Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices".

Engineering Division
300 N. Coast Hwy – Oceanside CA 92054
Phone: (760) 435-4373
Fax: (760) 435-4374