Traffic Control

The Traffic Division of Public Works promotes and maintains safe and efficient travel within the City of Cape Girardeau. Responsibilities encompass the day-to-day operation of traffic signals, street lights, and traffic signs. The Traffic Division helps to move people and goods along city roads by providing the following services: 
  • Manages traffic signals at 22 intersections
  • Maintains over 7,400 traffic signs
  • Provides 37 flashing beacons for school zones and other designated areas
  • Creates signage for general use and special projects using a vinyl sign system
  • Installs new signs in accordance with MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices) and City Ordinances
  • Provides work zone traffic control devices for public works projects
  • Stripes over 250 crosswalks and over 60 miles of street centerlines each year
  • Paints directional pavement markings and assists with airport runway striping
  • Manages the city street light program which includes 3,110 total lights
  • Assists with traffic control for special events