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433 N Virginia St
Prescott, AZ, 86301
Phone 928-777-1130

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

Willow Creek Road Realignment Study

(Planning Assistance for Rural Area ADOT Grant)
Public Meeting Scheduled: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 5 p.m, to 6:30 p.m, Centennial Event Center at Antelope Hills Golf Course, 1989 Clubhouse Drive Prescott, AZ 86301 (Brief presentation to begin at 5:15 p.m.)

Project Summary
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and the City of Prescott are conducting a study for the Willow Creek Road Realignment. The study will identify future needs of the roadway and will recommend a preferred roadway alignment connecting to State Route 89 and Pioneer Parkway. A public meeting is scheduled to introduce the study to the community and to identify possible issues, concerns, and opportunities. The study is funded by the Federal Highway Administration through ADOT's Planning Assistance for Rural Areas program.

Willow Creek Road Traffic Signals – January 2012

Two new traffic signals will soon be operating on Willow Creek Road to serve the increasing traffic from Commerce Drive and the auto dealerships driveway 1,700 feet to the north - see map here. These signals which were approved by City Council in early 2011 will be linked via inter-connection cable to those at Sandretto Drive, Willow Lake Rd and others south to maximize progression through the commercial corridor. Turn on of the Commerce Drive signal is scheduled for Sunday, January 29th 2012 with the dealership signal following a few weeks later.

Upcoming Annual Spring Striping Work – February 2012

Staff will begin advertising for the “Annual Contract For Pavement Marking In The City of Prescott” in late February, 2012. This contract is to provide pavement markings and striping for City streets and City owned parking lots in late spring and early summer, to be completed by the end of the 2012 Fiscal Year on June 30th, 2012. It includes thermoplastic and paint and provides an option for extension up to two year periods. For information on the schedule of release please contact us at (928)777-1130.

Traffic Calming

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 traffic movements.
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 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)777-1130 during normal business hours or (928)708-2367 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 50 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

Transportation Planning

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
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