The goal of The Traffic Engineering Division (TED) is to provide for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods on City roads. TED issues new Traffic Regulations that govern the use of city streets through the use of Traffic Control Devices as outlined in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
TED is responsible for the following throughout the City:
- Traffic Signals, Traffic Signs, Pavement Markings and Parking Meters on the City’s nearly 2,100 streets (366 miles of roadway).
- The closing of City streets for special events, construction projects, and for detouring traffic when requested by customers via the proper forms.
- The maintenance, installation and collection from parking meters.
- Reviewing all off-street parking and curb opening plans that go before the Zoning Board of Review and Building Inspector.
- The issuance of street and/or sidewalk closing permits and the review of all dumpster permits.
- The issuance and monitoring of all official temporary parking permits to the City of Providence Employees only and posting Temporary Emergency No Parking Tow Zone signs in areas when requested by individuals or companies who have to work in specific locations for moving and construction activities.
- Traffic studies with regard to accident statistical information and traffic counts in the review of requests for stop controls and traffic signals.