Traffic Control

Traffic Control installs and maintains various traffic signs, street markings and signals to ensure the safety of motorists and pedestrians in accordance with the Manual for Uniformed Traffic Control Devices. Staff consists of one foreman, three technicians and two seasonal employees to maintain 62 intersections, 44 school flashing lights, 14 midblock crossings, two Hawk (R) pedestrian crossing systems and one electronically-controlled emergency light at Fire Station #3. They also maintain 38 high-bay lights, 80 decorative overpass lights and 24 overpass street lights.

School Zone Safety

Traffic Control also maintains the city's 44 school flashing lights, which are adjusted as appropriate for daylight saving time. Once activated, enforcement of the reduced speeds within school zones begins immediately. Drivers are encouraged to be especially aware of children, school buses and the reduced speed limits within school zones. Kansas law states that when a school bus stop arm is extended and the flashing lights on the bus have been activated, vehicles traveling in both directions must come to a complete stop. Kansas law also states that vehicles must stop and yield to pedestrians in marked crosswalks. The flashing speed limit beacons are typically activated one week in advance of the first day of school and deactivated when school is no longer in session, including summer school. Motorists are encouraged to practice extra caution when traveling in reduced-speed school zones. 

Quick Links

Signalized Intersections Map

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Contact Information

General Services
412 E. Ash St.
Salina, KS 67401

(785) 309-5750
(785) 826-7373 (fax)

Brent Buchwald

Office Hours 

7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.