Materials, Specifications & Details: Street Light & Traffic Signal Projects
The Traffic Division oversees the maintenance and inspection of thousands of City signs, miles of pavement markings, over 6,000 streetlights, 45 flashing beacons, and 62 traffic signals. On average, the group responds to 130 service requests monthly for signs, streetlights, and traffic signals. The Traffic Division also receives approximately 1,300 cable locate requests from Kansas One Call each month. The sign and signal crews led by their supervisors are busy year long keeping up with our growing infrastructure.
The Traffic Division reviews and inspects streetlight and traffic signal improvement plans submitted throughout the year. In addition, the Division manages a small number of Capital Improvement Projects for the City. Many engineering questions are also forwarded to the Traffic Division when they pertain to signals, streetlights, signage, vehicles, or pedestrians.
Did you know there are approximately 6,100 streetlights in Shawnee? Of these, 4,000 are maintained by the City. KCP&L maintains 2,000 lights within our City and Westar has around 100.
You may call the Public Works Department (913) 742-6008 to report any streetlight problem in Shawnee and the Traffic Division will determine who is responsible for the repair and notify them accordingly.
As of 2009, there are 62 traffic signals in Shawnee. The City maintains all but ten, which are leased from KCP&L or have a maintenance agreement with other cities.
The Traffic Division maintains all timings for the signals and monitors them to reduce delays. If you observe a maintenance issue such as a signal light being out, please contact us immediately.
To report a Traffic Signal Problem contact the Public Works Department (913) 742-6008. After business hours contact the Shawnee Police Department (913) 742-6001.