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2006 NE Strategic Highway Safety Plan

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Traffic Engineering

Mission Statement
General Responsibilities
Traffic Control Section
Traffic Analysis Section

2006 NE Strategic Highway Safety Plan

If you wish to have a printed copy of the Plan, please contact the
Traffic Engineering Division Office at 402-479-4594




Randy Peters, Traffic Engineer/Division Manager 402-479-4594
Dan Waddle, Traffic Control Engineer 402-479-4594
Laura Lenzen, Traffic Analysis Engineer 402-479-4594
Bobbi Olson , Traffic Engineering Web Page  402-479-4594

Mission Statement

We provide engineering services and advice, in cooperation with public and private organizations, for a safe and efficient state transportation system for the movement of people and goods. Our services include engineering analysis, use of traffic control devices, design and manufacture of signs, traffic data collection, administrative support, and computer aided drafting.

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General Responsibilities

Directly responsible to the Deputy-Engineering Services.

The Traffic Engineering Division is responsible for:

  • Making recommendations for the functional design features of intersections, interchanges, and other highway facilities.
  • Designing signs, signals, pavement marking, and other traffic control devices; and preparing standards and policies for installation and maintenance.
  • Continuing surveillance of the highway system to identify high-accidents and congested locations, conducting studies of the locations as required, and recommending or implementing necessary actions to improve conditions.

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Traffic Control Section

Link to MUTCD Info

Link to PDF doc of Sources for MUTCD Info

The Traffic Control Section is responsible for:

  • Designing official highway signs, pavement marking, traffic signals, and other traffic control devices.
  • Developing standards and policies governing the functions, placement, operation, and maintenance of traffic control devices.
  • Developing specifications for material and fabrication requirements of traffic control devices.
  • Developing plans and specifications for signing, pavement marking, traffic signals, and traffic control through construction and maintenance work areas.
  • Inspecting traffic control devices in the field to assure compliance with Department policies and the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
  • Maintaining records identifying the location of all traffic signals, beacons, and signing at highway junctions.
  • Analyzing and studying all fatal accident reports and all accident reports where the investigating officer requests an engineering study, and recommending or implementing improvements where applicable.
  • Assisting the Department's Highway Safety Program by identifying and analyzing high-accident locations, and by developing recommendations for improvements to reduce the number and severity of accidents.
  • Assisting the Department's Highway Construction Program with respect to the inspection of signing, pavement marking, and traffic signal projects.
  • Assisting Department maintenance and construction personnel by providing technical support with respect to the installation, operation, and maintenance of traffic control devices.
  • Material procurement and construction of all signs used by the Department.
  • Drafting plans and graphic displays.

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Traffic Analysis Section

Directly responsible to the Traffic Engineer.

The Traffic Analysis Section is responsible for:

  • Conducting field surveys and analyzing data for vehicle speeds, traffic signals, pedestrian safety, parking, and other traffic operations studies.
  • Conducting traffic research investigations.
  • Preparing traffic regulations such as speed limits, turn prohibitions, parking regulations, and other restrictions, which have the force of law.
  • Assisting the Roadway Design Division in the development of design policies and standard; and in the functional design and geometric features of intersections, interchanges, and other highway facilities.
  • Assisting the Roadway Design Division in the prevention and resolution of traffic control and operational problems, including the relation of design elements to traffic volumes, accidents, and speeds.
  • Assisting the Right-of-Way Division by reviewing or conducting traffic impact studies resulting from driveway requests submitted by public or private owners of adjacent lands.
  • General surveillance of traffic operations on the State Highway System and surveillance of problem highway locations.
  • Drafting plans and graphic displays.

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