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Traffic Engineering

The Engineering Division is responsible for handling all issues related to Traffic.  Those include:

  • Neighborhood and general traffic requests and improvements
  • Managing the City’s traffic signal timing and phasing
  • Managing the City’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and traffic signal control system (automated control through a fiber interconnection network) including emerging technologies in the field of traffic
  • Coordination with the Arcadia Unified School District on traffic issues common to both agencies
  • Administering Capital Improvement Projects and special studies relative to traffic improvements
  • Coordinating  the efforts of the City’s Traffic Advisory Committee
  • Providing construction, congestion, and travel-time information via Arcadia Traffic App (add link to the IOS app and Android stores).
Traffic improvements originate from many different sources, including City projects, developer projects, and citizen requests. Engineering staff researches and responds to all citizen complaints and requests, which often include inquiries for stop signs, traffic and speed limit signs, parking restrictions, and crosswalk additions and removals.  In most instances, City staff will administratively process these requests, while more difficult cases are forwarded to the City of Arcadia’s Traffic Advisory Committee for action. 

The City of Arcadia’s Traffic Advisory Committee (TAC) is charged with examining and solving problems relative to traffic flow and safety. The Committee reviews and discusses various issues and may approve, deny, or offer alternatives upon review. 

The Traffic Advisory Committee Includes:

  • City Engineer
  • City Traffic Engineer
  • Transportation Manager
  • Police Traffic Sergeant
  • Fire Battalion Chief
  • Public Works Street Superintendent
  • Arcadia Unified School District Representative

The Traffic Engineering Division is also Responsible for the Following Information:

  • Maintaining current traffic counts on arterial and collector streets. Traffic counts  are generally updated every two years.
  • Speed limits  on City streets are updated every five years. The Engineering Division works closely with the Police Department to perform an Engineering and Traffic Survey and update speed limits based on the results.

ITS & Traffic Signal System Management:
The City has a technologically advanced traffic control system that was installed over the last few years.  The Engineering Division is responsible for the following:

  • Managing  the City’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) including emerging technologies in the field of traffic.
  • Providing construction, congestion, and travel-time information via Arcadia Traffic App. Download now!
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  • Manage the City’s traffic signal control system (automated control through a fiber connection network)
  • Managing the City’s Traffic signal timing and phasing
  • Operate the City’s Traffic Management  Center (TMC)
Published: August 04, 2021