PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211
300 S. 6th St.
Mesa, AZ 85211
Hours of Operation
M - TH 7 am-6 pm
After Hours: 480-644-2262
Registration opens for Lap Swim, Public Swim and No Fence Flow
07/06/2020 8:00 AM
Historic Preservation Board Meeting
07/07/2020 6:00 PM
Canned Food Drive
07/08/2020 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The mission of the Transportation Department is to serve the public by planning, designing, operating and maintaining a high quality, multi-modal transportation system for the City of Mesa so that residents and visitors can move safely, effectively, and efficiently through the transportation network.
- Street Maintenance
- Graffiti Removal
- Street Sweeping
- Streetlights, Signs & Striping
- Landscape & Storm Drain Maintenance
- Adopt-a-Street Program
- Road Hazard Response [PDF]
Traffic Studies & Planning
- Traffic Counts
- Annual Crash Reports
Temporary Traffic Control
- Temporary Traffic Control Fees [PDF]
- Temporary Traffic Control Manual and Documentation
- Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) Permitting
- Block Party Guidelines
- Mesa Traffic Restriction Alerts and Closures Map
If you have any issues with alley gates and gate locks, please call us at 480-644-2160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are traffic engineers doing to help older drivers?
The increasing needs of older motorists are becoming apparent as a greater proportion of our nation's motorists fall into the 65 or older age group. The natural aging process results in a steady decrease in the abilities needed to perform the driving task.
The affect of aging upon vision, hearing, coordination, range of movement, strength, attentiveness, and response time have been well documented through research. Concerns over how these limitations affect motorists has resulted in several research studies that document both these limitations and that (sometimes) make recommendations that could off-set these limitations.
The most recent of these large studies resulted in the January 1998 publication of the Older Driver Highway Design Handbook, by FHWA. The recommendations found in this handbook were strongly reflected in the Millennium edition of the Manual On Uniform Traffic Control Devices, which became the law of the land for most Cities, Counties and States on January 16, 2001.
In addition to new standards in the MUTCD, and as a result of the above referenced handbook and previous research studies, traffic control signs have gotten larger, more legible, incorporate more symbols, and have more reflectivity.
Traffic signal faces have also gotten larger, are better located within fields of view, and longer walking times for pedestrians are becoming common, as are pedestrian refuge islands, and other safer provisions for pedestrians.
Do you perform car seat safety checks?The Transportation Department does not currently perform these checks. The Mesa Fire Department inspects car seats by appointment only, call 480-644-2200 to make an appointment.
How can I get a copy of the current bus schedule in Mesa?Visit the Valley Metro web site for a current bus schedule and fare rates.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of speed humps or cushions?
Significant reduction of travel speeds at or near the devices. For effective speed reduction, a series of devices is needed along long, straight streets.
Inability to reduce travel speeds to a desired level for the neighborhood.
The devices provide 24-hour, year-round service in an attempt to control high travel speeds along residential streets.
Will increase response times for emergency vehicles into area. Speed cushions have less of an impact than speed humps, but may still slow emergency vehicles.
May discourage cut-through traffic that is using residential streets due to congested conditions on an adjacent arterial or major collector street.
Traffic diversion may cause increased volumes on other streets within the neighborhood.
Average daily traffic volumes may decrease on residential streets thus reassigning traffic volumes to appropriate street classification usage (collector, arterial).
Increased noise level due to vehicle shifting cargo and acceleration/deceleration at the device.
What is the difference between a speed hump and speed cushions?
Speed humps span the entire street width. They have a curved profile and a height of 3". Speed cushions are modified speed humps which we use on streets that have been designated as an emergency fire route. They are divided into sections to allow vehicles with a larger wheel base, such as a fire truck or ambulance, to straddle them while having less of an impact on their response time. For more information regarding speed humps and cushions, go to this page.
How can I request a speed hump or speed cushions?To be eligible for speed humps or cushions, a street must meet certain conditions. Three of the key conditions are that the street is not an arterial or major collector, the 85th percentile speed is at least 8 m.p.h. over the speed limit, and a neighborhood survey must confirm at least 70% approval from the affected property owners. At this time, residents requesting speed humps or cushions must pay the cost for speed counts. A new policy was approved by the City Manager in January 2013. View the speed hump policy (PDF document, 8 pages) and all of the conditions that must be satisfied before speed humps or cushions may be installed on a street. For more information, contact Traffic Studies at 480-644-2160.
How do I reduce speeding in my neighborhood?
For traditional enforcement, contact the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-4760 or submit a Traffic Enforcement Request Form. In addition to traditional enforcement, the Police Department offer two community programs to curb neighborhood speeding: the Speed Trailer and the Block Watch Program.
How do I get a stop sign at a tee intersection?Stop signs are not needed to assign the right of way at tee intersections in Arizona. Arizona state law requires the drivers on the terminating street to yield to drivers on the continuing street. Stop signs may be installed if a traffic study indicates a stop sign would improve safety. To request a study of the intersection, contact Traffic Studies at 480-644-2160.
How do I get a left turn arrow?A study can be requested of the intersection, which involves analyzing data and taking traffic counts. Contact Traffic Studies at 480-644-2160 to request a study.
How do I get a traffic signal installed at my intersection?A study can be requested of the intersection, which involves analyzing data and taking traffic counts. Contact Traffic Studies at 480-644-2160 to request a study.