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Office Location:
City Services Center
500 15th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Phone Number: (319) 286-5176
Fax Number: (319) 774-5653

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Email: traffic@cedar-rapids.org

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After Hours:

If you need immediate assistance to report malfunctioning traffic signals, traffic sign repairs, or deficient construction traffic controls, please call the Police Department Dispatch at (319) 286-5491

Traffic Engineering

Traffic Engineering is responsible for evaluating and monitoring traffic operations and safety for the city.  The division manages and operates more than 187 traffic signals, approximately 1,200 street lights, and more than 1.5 million feet of pavement marking and signage designed to organize the movement of freight, transit, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrians.  The division conducts engineering studies to identify appropriate traffic control devices needed on new and reconstructed streets as well as during construction to safely support all users of the city’s transportation network. 

Learn more:

  • Two-Way Conversions
    Learn more about about our shift to a more connected two-way system.
  • Pavement Markings
    More than 1.5 million linear feet of pavement markings are maintained by the city
  • Traffic Safety
    Find information on traffic signals, street lighting, bicycles and trails, signs, school routes, etc...
  • Bike Symbols & Markings
    Learn more about pavement markings and cycling accommodations. 
  • Maps
    See current traffic data maps and get information on construction projects.
  • Development
    Find out about development standards, operations & procedures.
  • Parking & Street Signs
    Find out about on-street & off-street parking, and on-street parking for the disabled signs & restrictions.
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