Traffic Management

  City of Oklahoma City
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The Traffic Management Division is responsible for coordinating with other divisions, departments, and agencies in finding solutions to all transportation related problems. They provide information as requested by the City Council, Traffic Commission, and the Planning Commission. They review Federal and State transportation projects that affect the City.

The Traffic Design and Engineering Section is involved in planning, designing, and implementing new traffic control devices and improving existing traffic control devices while the Data Collection and Planning Section provides staff for the Unified Planning Work Program in cooperation with the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, and the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority.

The Traffic Operations Section is responsible for maintenance of all traffic control devices including signs, pavement markings, and traffic signals. Traffic Operations is also charged with the task of removing graffiti from the Public Right-of-Way and Private Property.


On November 27, 2007, the Oklahoma City Council amended Municipal Code Chapter 50 and added Section 50-13, which became effective on December 27, 2007. § 50-13 created a revocable permitting process for work within public right-of-way that obstructs a street or sidewalk.


Until a work zone permit application is approved by the City, any and all work or activity within public right-of-way that obstructs a street and/or sidewalk is unauthorized and all unauthorized closures, “for any reason other than an actual emergency or a procession escorted by a Police Officer” is a Class “b” offense, which carries with it a fine not exceeding $1,200.00 and/or up to six (6) months in jail.


If a work zone permit is needed, it is best to file it at least two (2) full working days in advance of the need. An application received at the end of business on Friday may not be approved until the end of business on the following Tuesday, provided that Monday is not a holiday observed by the City.


Contact the Traffic Management Division for more information or assistance.

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Sample of Traffic Control Devices, along with Pavement Markings
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2 Examples of The City of Oklahoma City Longline Truck
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Main Phone Number : 405/297-2531

Stuart Chai, P.E.

City Traffic Engineer
Phone Number : 405/297-2003