Text Size:   A+ A- A   •   Text Only
Site Image

Traffic Engineering
Traffic Engineering is one of five units under the Traffic-Roadway Section, Technical Services Branch.   This unit is currently under the leadership of Douglas Bi​sh​, the Traffic Engineering Unit Manager.
Traffic Engineering provides a broad range of traffic services to Oregon residents.  These services include support for the State Traffic Engineer's delegated authorities, standards for application of traffic control devices, technical analysis of traffic signal operations, highway safety programs and the speed zoning program.

The following table provides a brief description of each Traffic Engineering discipline and a link to their specific web page.

Technical Discipline Group  Discipline Group Description
Traffic Investigations
Responsible for maintaining the ODOT Traffic Manual, and provides coordination and liaison services for updates to the MUTCD and Oregon Supplement.  Traffic Investigations provides technical support for the State Traffic Engineer's delegated authorities and Standards for the application of traffic control devices.
Highway Safety Program  ​ODOT's Safety Management System responds to a federal requirement for a formalized, systematic, decision-making process; and addresses policy direction provided by the Oregon Transportation Commission’s approval of the Transportation Safety Action Plan.
Speed Zoning Program  The Oregon Department of Transportation is responsible for establishing speed zones on all highways in Oregon. The Traffic Engineering Unit is responsible for the overall administration of the program.
Traffic Standards
Traffic Signals
Provides engineering expertise for the identification, selection, implementation, evaluation, and monitoring of traffic signal and traffic signal system operational improvements.
Traffic Structures
​Provides engineering expertise and designs for sign bridges, cantilever sign supports, traffic signal poles, illumination poles, VMS supports, and other miscellaneous traffic structures.
Striping &
Pavement Markings
​Provides engineering expertise and maintains standards for striping and pavement markings.
​Signing & Sign Design
​​Provides engineering expertise​ and maintains standards for all highway signs.
Work Zone
Traffic Control Plans​
​​Provides engineering expertise​ in temporary traffic control (TTC) and work zone safety. Develops, maintains, and provides technical support and formal training regarding TTC design sta​ndards and practices, Standard Drawings, specifications, devices and measures for improving work zone safety and efficiency.