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Traffic Division

Traffic Intro

The Traffic Division ensures the safe and efficient movement of people in the City.

The engineering staff approve traffic designs and standards, approve construction zone traffic control, investigate public requests, conduct traffic safety analysis, complete capital projects, review development plans, and provide traffic support to Public Works Engineering and the Community Development Department.

The signal maintenance crew members and traffic management center operators maintain and manage 200 traffic signals with synchronized operation using Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) devices to improve traffic flow throughout the City.

The signing and striping crew members maintain 20,000 signs and an area of street markings equivalent to 11 football fields!

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Temporary Suspension of all Traffic Requests

We have temporarily suspended all requests for traffic related items (such as stop signs, new signals, speed humps, parking restrictions, etc.) that require technical analysis due to the pandemic's impact on traffic volume and to avoid personal contact between unrelated households during the required petition process. 

Our staff has been tracking traffic volume at different parts of the City; current traffic data shows traffic volume at 65-70% of pre-pandemic condition.  Given the lower traffic volume, any kind of traffic study at this time will likely not meet warrant for new stop signs, signals, speed humps, or permit parking. 

You may still contact Public Works Engineering Division to make a request.  Your request will be logged into our customer request database and one of our staff from the Public Works Traffic Division will contact you within two weeks to explain our policy.   We will resume our technical analysis once traffic returns to pre-pandemic condition.  Your participation in helping to improve the safety of our City is appreciated and thank you for your patience.

All requests require technical analysis and department approval. Please contact us for additional information.

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Speed Humps

  • The City will install speed humps if your street meets Council adopted criteria (PDF)
  • Criteria includes technical analysis such as vehicle speeds and traffic counts.
  • If desired, please contact Public Works to request an investigation.
  • Speed humps will require residents to submit a petition (PDF)
    *Please do not complete a petition until we confirm the technical analysis and contact you. 

Stop Signs, Crosswalks, and Traffic Signals

  • The City will install stop signs, a marked crosswalk, or a traffic signal if a location meets criteria in the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
  • Criteria includes the number of collisions, traffic counts, and pedestrian counts.
  • Crosswalks across major streets will require flashers or a traffic signal.

Red Curb

  • The City will install red curb if you cannot see oncoming traffic.
  • Red curb will be a minimum of 10 feet long
Note: Requests for any of the above require an investigative study by our Traffic Engineering division.

Traffic video may be obtained by submitting a Public Records Request (PDF) and paying $45.00 per disc requested.

Most requests can be formatted to fit onto a single disc. Regardless, we will contact you to confirm prior to requesting payment.

Please note: License plate numbers are generally not legible in video.

Location, Hours, and Contact
150 N. Third Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.