Services offered by the Traffic Engineering Department:
- Traffic Studies & Surveys (Obtaining factual data, analysis of data, recommendations)
- Accident Studies & Collision Diagrams
- Complaint Requests & Investigations
- School Crossing & Safety Studies
- Pedestrian Studies
- Review Building Permit Applications
- Review Proposed Residential, Commercial & Industrial Access Permits
- Amendments to City Traffic Code
- Emergency Detours & Street Closures
- Planning & Design of Traffic Control
STREET CLOSING & LANE RESTRICTIONS
Traffic Engineering works with various city departments, private contractors, construction contracts, developers and businesses on requests for closures or restrictions. Full road closures are typically avoided unless work operations or safety is compromised. The city permits work on city streets, but work on roads such as Coliseum Blvd (SR 930), Lima Road (SR 3), Clinton & Lafayette (US 27), Illinois Rd (SR 14) are permitted by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT).
In 2018, there were 1,400 closure/restriction permits approved for work on city streets. Below are links showing active projects or work within the city.
New Interactive Map coming soon!
Traffic Calming is a program offered by the city to help residents work with the city on potentially making changes to residential streets to help slow or change traffic patterns. Below are links outlining this program.
There are various maps useful to our department and the public specific to traffic within the city limits. Below are links to useful information such as speed limits, classifications, and ADT.
2017 Average Daily Traffic Map (ADT) * Updated 5/21/18
TRAFFIC ENGINEERING STANDARDS
Standards used by Traffic Engineering may be useful in your planning or understanding of traffic. Below are links used by the department for guidance in design or construction of traffic facilities.
TRAFFIC ENGINEERING REGULATIONS
Title VII of the City Code outlines general traffic regulations such as operation, parking, and definitions. Below are links which may help clarify some of these regulations within the city.
STREET LIGHT ENGINEERING
Go to Street Light Engineering page
To report a street light or alley light out, please call 427-8311 or 311 OR report here on-line. Please provide the pole number located on the yellow verticle tag labeled Street Light, the address of the light and a contact name and number in case there is a problem with the light.
The Traffic Operations Division is responsible for the installation and maintenance of Street Lights, Signals, Signs, Pavement Markings, and City Communication lines within the city. The City of Fort Wayne owns 299 traffic signals within the city limits, and additionally maintains approximately 100 traffic signals within Allen County.
* Applications Subject to Review and Existing Banner Application Coordination
MARTIN LUTHER KING (MLK) BRIDGE
The MLK Bridge was completed in July of 2012. The MLK Bridge not only serves a purpose as a beautiful memorial to Dr. King, but it also serves as a gateway entrance into downtown Fort Wayne.
The Division of Public Works will work with local residents on establishing Memorial Parkways. Memorial Parkways will be designated with signage along the route approved by the department.
Oversized & Overweight Vehicles Information - *Please Reference the Truck Route Map Above for routing*
To report traffic or pedestrian signals out at an intersection, please call 311.
To report existing traffic signs down, please call 311.