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Purpose
 
The Traffic Standards Unit provides leadership and technical expertise in design of traffic signals, traffic signs, illumination, traffic structures and work zone traffic control plans and analysis.  The unit develops and maintains Policies, Procedures, Standards Specifications and Standard Drawings for construction and maintenance of these design areas.  The unit provides support for State Traffic Engineer delegated authorities by providing review and approval of traffic signal plans to meet OAR 734-020-430.  The unit administers the Cultural and Historic Sign Program, the Sign Base Retrofit Program and provides mandated support to the Travel Information Council, Disabled Parking Standards and Oregon State Parks and Recreation.
 

Goals
 

Goal 1
Provide traffic technical expertise to Region project development staff, maintenance staff Consultant and Local Agency staff developing projects on the State Highway system.
 
Goal 2
Support ODOT project delivery and maintenance by providing traffic technical support and information sharing.
 
Goal 3
Provide leadership for the management of traffic assets by leading development of improved asset file management tools, statewide asset inventory and asset management systems for signs, traffic signals, illumination and traffic structure assets.
 
Goal 4
Support the delivery of quality design and construction through presentations and the development and delivery of training courses.
 
Goal 5
Provide Quality Assurance – Quality Control for Traffic Plans and Inter Government Agreements developed by Region Staff, Consultants, Local Agencies and Developers.
 
Goal 6
Provide traffic operations support to Regions and Agency Partners.
 
Goal 7
Evaluate the future Traffic Signal Controller needs and select Traffic Signal Controller hardware and software for the State of Oregon and develop implementation plan.
 

Organizational Information
 
The following chart is provided to help visitors to better understand the organizational structure of the Traffic Standards and how it fits in the Traffic-Roadway Section.