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The Traffic Engineering Department is responsible for roadway operations, maintenance and program implementation. The Traffic Engineering Department strives to provide safe and efficient movement of vehicles, people and goods through the community advocated by established regulations and the elected administration, including: to produce the maximum level of traffic service with limited resources for capital improvements and operation; to develop new engineering techniques to move people and goods safely and efficiently; and to create and maintain a communication channel between the administration and the public.


For General Questions regarding Neighborhood Traffic Calming, traffic signals, signs, markings, questions or concerns with traffic, e-mail Traffic Engineering. This will ensure that the proper staff members will get the message as quickly as possible.  




  Services performed by the Traffic Engineering Department: 

  Accident Studies & Collision Diagrams Amendments to City Traffic Code
  Complaint Requests & Investigations   Emergency Detours & Street Closures
  Pedestrian Studies Planning & Design of Traffic Control
  Review Buildng Permit Applications Review Proposed Residential, Commercial & Industrial Access Permits
  School Crossing & Safety Studies Traffic Studies & Surveys (Obtaining factual data, analysis of data, recommendations)


  • To report traffic signs down OR traffic or pedestrian signals out at an intersection:
    • Please call 311 or 260.427.8311 - OR - report here on-line.


Traffic Engineering works with various city departments, private contractors, construction contracts, developers and businesses on requests for closures or restrictions.

Full road closures are typically avoided unless work operations or safety is compromised. The city permits work on city streets, but work on roads such as Coliseum Blvd (SR 930), Lima Road (SR 3), Clinton & Lafayette (US 27), Illinois Rd (SR 14) are permitted by the Indiana Department  of Transportation (INDOT).

In 2018, there were 1,400 closure/restriction permits approved for work on city streets. Below are links showing active projects or work within the city.

  • View the interactive road closure map (TREC THE FORT) HERE.
  • View the current road restrictions list HERE.


Traffic Calming is a program offered by the city to help residents work with the city on potentially making changes to residential streets to help slow or change traffic patterns.

Below are links outlining this program.


There are various maps useful to our department and the public specific to traffic within the city limits.

Below are links to useful information such as speed limits, classifications, and ADT.


Standards used by Traffic Engineering may be useful in your planning or understanding of traffic.

Below are links used by the department for guidance in design or construction of traffic facilities.


Title VII of the City Code outlines general traffic regulations such as operation, parking, and definitions.

Below are links which may help clarify some of these regulations within the city.


Go to Street Light Engineering page

  • To report a street light or alley light out please call 427-8311 or 311 
    • Please provide the pole number located on the yellow verticle tag labeled Street Light, the address of the light and a contact name and number in case there is a problem with the light.


The Traffic Operations Division is responsible for the installation and maintenance of Street Lights, Signals, Signs, Pavement Markings, and City Communication lines within the city.

The City of Fort Wayne owns 299 traffic signals within the city limits, and additionally maintains approximately 100 traffic signals within Allen County.

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    • Applications Subject to Review and Existing Banner Application Coordination


MLK BridgeThe MLK Bridge was completed in July of 2012.

The MLK Bridge not only serves a purpose as a beautiful memorial to Dr. King, but it also serves as a gateway entrance into downtown Fort Wayne.

MLK Information & Lighting Calendar




The Division of Public Works will work with local residents on establishing Memorial Parkways. Memorial Parkways will be designated with signage along the route approved by the department.



  To contact the Traffic Engineer, please call (260) 427-1172 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Traffic Engineering

Citizens Square
200 East Berry Street, Suite 210
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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