The Division's primary goal is to improve the safety and efficiency of the Commonwealth's highway system through
the application of traffic control devices (such as signs, traffic signals, markings,
etc.) and roadway lighting. The Division of Traffic Operations comprises four branches:
The Traffic Engineering Branch provides
expertise regarding the proper application of traffic control devices including traffic signals, beacons, roadway lighting, signing, and markings. This branch also
handles installation and maintenance of large freeway/expressway signing.
The System Operations Branch is responsible for
development of coordinated timing and communication networks for traffic signal
The Traffic Design Services Branch supports the
development of design plans for electrical devices (traffic signals, school flashers, beacons, roadway lighting, etc.) and establishes material
specifications for items used in the installation and maintenance of these
Traffic Safety Branch
The Traffic Safety Branch primarily administers the federally funded Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). HSIP's goal is to develop a data-informaed highway safety culture within Kentucky, throughout all phases of project development and delivery, to prevent fatalities and serious injuries on all Kentucky's public roads.