Traffic Engineering is responsible for the design, installation, and maintenance of traffic signs and signals throughout the city. It maintains the city’s computerized traffic signal system and conducts traffic surveys where modifications are being proposed. It responds to requests for street lights, one-way streets, restricted parking, maintains parking meters, speed limits, provides street striping, and handles barricade requests for all departments.


The Traffic Engineer is responsible for an operating budget of $3.6 million. Traffic Engineering is comprised of 39 employees.


  • Analyst - Provides data for traffic analysis, conducts traffic studies, and provides vehicle volumes at signalized intersections.
  • Signals - The signal crew installs and maintains traffic signals and some street lights.
  • Sign Maintenance - The sign crews perform street striping, provide barricades, and maintain parking meters. The sign shop is also included in this section.
  • Computerized Traffic Signal System - The computerized traffic signal system allows traffic signals that are connected inside the city limits to be monitored from the office.


To report emergencies after hours, contact the Police Department at 318-673-7300.

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