Public Works Transportation Services Division
The Transportation Services Division is responsible for traffic control on City streets, traffic signals, traffic calming implementation, transportation planning, and management of traffic data.
News & Projects
Annual Spring Striping Work - March 2016
Starting later this month Traffic Safety Incorporated will begin applying pavement markings and long line striping on many City streets and City owned parking lots. This work is intermittent and will take several months, with completion by the end of the fiscal year on June 30th, 2016. Some streets which are planned for reconstruction in the spring or summer of 2016 will not be restriped. For information on these streets please contact us at (928)777-1130.
Upcoming Annual Spring Volume Count - April 2016
Beginning in April the City’s contractor will begin traffic volume data collection at various locations citywide. This data is used to monitor traffic patterns, update our traffic volume map, and optimize intersection operation. The data collection will result in traffic hoses and cameras installed throughout the City. For information on the list of streets and intersections being collected please contact us at (928)777-1130.
Traffic Calming is an approach to traffic management with the objective
of reducing volume and/or speed, particularly within residential areas.
Traffic calming solutions can range from median islands and speed humps
to promote lower speeds, to diverters and street closures to restrict
If you would like your neighborhood considered for traffic calming, contact the Transportation Services Division at (928)777-1130 and describe your concern or traffic problem. Once your request is received and determined to be consistent with the policies and procedures outlined in the City Council adopted Traffic Calming Policy a traffic investigation will be completed. Results of the investigation will then be presented to the Transportation Coordinating Committee (TCC), an advisory committee to the City Council on traffic matters, at one of their monthly meetings.
- Traffic Calming Petition (pdf, 7.7 kb)
- Traffic Calming Policy (pdf, 30.6 kb)
Traffic Calming Policy, adopted in September, 2010
- Traffic Calming Request Procedure (pdf, 9.1 kb)
Traffic Engineering and Operations
- Traffic Signs – Field Operations personnel fabricate, install, repair, and maintain approximately 30,000 traffic control and street name signs in Prescott as well as provide support for special events. Certain types of signs are essential for public safety and are handled as emergencies and replaced within 24 hours. These would include Stop, Yield, Do-Not-Enter and One Way signs. To report a missing or damaged sign please contact us at (928)777-1126 during normal business hours or (928)445-3131 after hours.
- Traffic Striping – Pavement striping in the City of Prescott is accomplished by contract every year during the spring and summer. Red curb requests and special striping modifications however can be made as needed by contacting us at (928)777-1130.
- Traffic Signals – The Traffic Signal Crew is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City’s 51 traffic signals, interconnection wiring, 5 permanent traffic volume counting stations, and 335 historic district street light fixtures throughout Prescott. Maintenance and cleaning of traffic signals are scheduled regularly to help ensure safe and efficient operation. To report a malfunctioning traffic signal or street light, please contact us at (928)777-1130 during normal business hours or (928)708-2367 after hours.
- Traffic Data collection and management - The Transportation Services Division also performs traffic engineering and field investigations for speed studies, traffic counts, traffic signal and stop warrant evaluations, collision statistics, school zones, traffic calming program, traffic safety education, visibility restrictions, construction traffic control and special event coordination.
Traffic Engineering/Operation Documents
- Street Light Petition Process (pdf, 13.6 kb)
Overview of the process for requesting a new street light.
- Traffic Barricade Manual (pdf, 7902.9 kb)
- Traffic Count Map 2012 (pdf, 605.6 kb)
The Division performs citywide and regional transportation planning through City participation in the Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization (CYMPO), administering and conducting small area transportation studies, reviewing development traffic impact analysis, facilitating approved bicycle and pedestrian networks, and coordinating transit facilities (bus stop locations and routes).
Transportation Planning Documents
- 2010 Street Classification List (pdf, 9.2 kb)
- CYMPO 2040 RTP Update (pdf, 4482.1 kb)
Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization 2030 Study
- Roundabout Feasibility Study (pdf, 6835.9 kb)
- Southside Traffic Circulation Study Final Report (pdf, 4135.5 kb)
- Traffic Impact Analysis Guidelines (pdf, 38.2 kb)
Traffic Impact Analysis guidelines from the Prescott Land Development Code.