Traffic Operations


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 three branches:

Traffic Engineering Branch

Contact: Jason Hyatt
The Traffic Engineering Branch provides expertise regarding the proper application of traffic control devices. This Branch also manages the Highway Safety Improvement Program, which identifies engineering solutions to address highway safety. Additionally, this branch handles installation and maintenance of large freeway/expressway signing.

System Operations Branch

Contact: Joe Thompson
The System Operations Branch is responsible for development of coordinated timing and communication networks for traffic signal systems.

Traffic Design Services Branch

Contact: Tim Tharpe
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 devices.
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