Traffic Operations

Division Mission: To manage the transportation network and parking systems to enhance the quality of life for the Gainesville community.

The Traffic Operations Division of the Public Works Department consists of five sections:

Traffic Management System
The Traffic Management System (TMS) is a partnership between the City of Gainesville, Alachua County, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), and the University of Florida that optimizes driving efficiency by monitoring and coordinating traffic signals.

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Traffic Signals  
The City of Gainesville is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all signalized intersections, flashing school zone beacons, flashing stop signs, intersection warning beacons, and overhead static and illuminated signs throughout Alachua County. This also includes the other municipalities, the unincorporated area of Alachua County, and the University of Florida campus. Each individual entity is responsible for funding the installation of these devices, and the City of Gainesville maintains and operates them on an annual contractual basis. Click here for FAQs about traffic signals.

Traffic Signs and Markings
The City of Gainesville is responsible for the fabrication, installation, and maintenance of traffic signs and pavement markings on all streets owned by the City of Gainesville. The markings crew is responsible for approximately 350 miles of centerline streets inside the City limits, and the sign crews are responsible for approximately 36,000 signs inside the City limits. The Alachua County Public Works Department and the Florida Department of Transportation are responsible for traffic signs and pavement markings on the roads inside the City Limits that are owned by those agencies, respectively. The determination of the installation of a traffic sign is an engineering decision made by the Public Works Department.

State and federal standards set the requirements for the installation of traffic signs and pavement markings. The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), produced and published by the Federal Highway Administration, sets forth the standards and design of signs for federal, state, county, local, and private roads.

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Parking Operations

Click here to learn more about the Parking Operations section.

Last updated November 4, 2013