The Public Works Maintenance Division, Traffic Operations crew is responsible for maintaining more than 1,300 lane miles of street markings, 240 traffic signals, 30,000 signs and 10,000 street lights across streets, alleys and bike paths for the City of Eugene, Lane County and Oregon Department of Transportation roads within the City’s boundary.
All transportation signage, street name signs and street lights, as well as pavement markings, are maintained by Traffic Operations staff. In 2011 staff began to convert traffic signal lamps to LED to reduce energy costs and improve longevity of the lights. Conversion to LED traffic signal lamps will be completed in 2015 and all pedestrian signals will be upgraded by 2018.
Annually, approximately 2,300 regulatory signs are repaired and more than 1,000 street name signs and 350 other signs are replaced. Staff also repairs an average of 660 street lights on residential streets, arterials and numerous bike paths and replaced over 850 lights throughout the City. Staff makes nearly 1,000 repair calls and more than 500 inspections of traffic signals during a given year. More than 125 miles of pavement was re-striped in 2011 with nearly 3,000 raised reflective lane markers installed.
The public may request the following services from Traffic Operations: