Traffic Control

The Traffic Control Division is responsible for the maintenance, repair and operation of 150 traffic signals, 8,300+ street lights, 20,000+ roadway signs and all pavement striping and legends. Traffic signal and street light maintenance includes preventative maintenance, emergency response, new construction inspection, minor improvements and service request response.

To report a burned out street light, please use an address when available and as much detail as possible to help our electricians locate the street light. It’s very helpful to include your name and call back number. We strive to repair street lights within 5 working days.

Citywide LED Street Light Retrofit Project - Southern Contracting, in conjunction with G.E. (General Electric), started the replacement of approximately 7,700 street lights in early September, and to date has completed around 75% of the project. The new LED lights will be at least 50% more efficient than the existing high-pressure sodium lights, and will amount to a reduction in energy of approximately 2.6 million kWH per year as well as a reduction in carbon dioxide of approximately 1.7 million pounds per year. The first phase of the project will take about 4 months and should be completed by the end of the year. The second phase of the project will begin in early 2015 and will include the replacement of parking lot lighting in the Downtown area, Harbor, City parks and other City facilities.

If you have any Traffic Control questions or to report a malfunctioning traffic signal or street light, or missing or damaged sign, please call (760) 435-4500.

Traffic Control