Traffic Engineering

Traffic Engineering, a section of the Engineering Division of Public Works, is responsible for the design, installation, and monitoring of traffic signals, signs, road markings, and other measures to ensure the safe and efficient flow of traffic on city streets. We strive to provide safe and efficient roadways which balance the needs of all modes of transportation for all ages and abilities supporting the City’s Vision Zero Strategy.

Other duties of the Traffic Engineering section include: the management of our Traffic Signal Operations Management System with an advanced communications network that links traffic signals and detection cameras for vehicles and bikes; evaluation of development proposals to determine their impacts to traffic and transportation; review of traffic control plans for Construction and Special Events; coordination with Caltrans, Transportation Agency for Monterey County and other local agencies on regional transportation efforts; grant procurement; and management of transportation infrastructure projects.
Please submit applications and plans to the Building and Safety Office.

Related Documents
hysm150x50Active projects
Some projects (in bold) are available on the City's engagement portal, Have Your Say Monterey, at

Who to Call

Agencies outside the City
MST-logox150 Bus service - Contact MST at: (831) 424-7695
Caltransx150 Maintenance or vegetation on Hwy 1 or Hwy 68 and traffic signals at Hwy 218/Fremont, Fremont/Aguajito, Aguajito/Mark Thomas
Submit Customer Service Request:
(831) 372-0862
Caltrans Road Conditions
chp_logox150 Enforcement on Hwy 1 or Hwy 68
(800) TELL CHP (non-emergency)
TAMC-logox150 Regional transportation planning
(831) 775-0903