Transportation


​Traffic Signals & Street Lighting

​Overview

The Traffic Signal division studies, constructs, and repairs traffic signals, beacons, and flashers. We provide a safe, reliable, and efficient traffic signal system that provides access and mobility for various modes of transportation including vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians. The Traffic Management Center and the Traffic Signal Shop provide a critical support to fulfill the goals of the Traffic Signal team. 

The Traffic Signal division submits funding applications to various external sources to explore feasibility of upgrading existing traffic signals to current national standards. The team has applied and secured funding for several million dollars on an yearly basis.

Reporting Street Light Outages Online

The City of Dallas has a contract with ONCOR Electric Delivery to maintain 85,000 street lights citywide.  To expedite your repair, enter the information directly into the ONCOR customer service website. Use the options below:

I WOULD LIKE TO REPORT A STREET LIGHT - Select this link to enter the ONCOR street light outage website and your request will be forwarded to an ONCOR street light repair technician. ONCOR is required to repair this outage within 15 days.

I HAVE REPORTED AN OUTAGE AND IT HAS NOT BEEN REPAIRED - Select this link to enter information regarding a street light that was previously reported but did not get repaired within 15 days.  Your request will be forwarded to City of Dallas staff to monitor the repair to completion and enforce contract requirements.

Operations Maintenance

The operations maintenance division designs, constructs and repairs traffic control devices, like traffic signals, school and pedestrian flashers, traffic signs, pavement markings, crosswalks and street lights. The congestion management division conducts technical studies for traffic safety, installs traffic control devices and develops neighborhood traffic calming projects.

Resources

Public Rights-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines 

Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD)

TxDOT Traffic Design Standards

City of Dallas General Traffic Signal Construction Specifications- 2020

City of Dallas 332 and ATC Cabinet Foundation Detail- 2021