386-736-5968 (West Volusia)
386-257-6000, ext. 15968 (Daytona Beach)
386-423-3300, ext. 15968 (New Smyrna Beach)
Volusia County Traffic Engineering Services' focus is to provide safe, efficient travel on roads throughout Volusia County. The staff consists of several groups working together to maintain its common objectives.
The Crash Records section is responsible for maintaining the database which is the basis for trend monitoring and decision making by the Traffic Engineer. All motor vehicle crashes occurring in Volusia County are located by "Node Numbers" and entered in the computer. Detailed reports are produced and distributed to user-agencies in the County. Analysis of these reports highlights crash trends and the locations at which they are occurring.
The Traffic Signal System and Design staff designs traffic signals and signal systems. This includes the operation of approximately 300 signals and 25 signal systems. The System and Design staff monitors crash and traffic data to determine the need for improved signal timings and operations. The staff also contracts and supervises the construction, installation and improvements of all traffic signals and signal systems on county roads and coordinates signal and system installation and operation on state roads with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).
The Traffic Signal Shop staff performs routine maintenance and emergency repairs to all traffic signals, signal systems, school flashers and curve warning lights. They perform semi-annual inventories of all traffic signal equipment and signal timings. They also repair the complex electronic circuits of the microprocessor controllers. The staff is dispatched by the police and sheriff after regular business hours and is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Traffic Technicians perform speed studies, turning movement studies and collect traffic count data on more than 800 count stations county-wide. These technicians write the work orders to answer complaints and requests from the public regarding the need for traffic control signs and markings.
The Traffic Planning staff examines plans for new development, additions to existing developments, performs concurrency evaluations for proposed developments and makes recommendations to the Zoning Director regarding rezonings and Special Exceptions.
The Traffic Administrative staff coordinates preparation of the Service Group's budget, coordinates with vendors regarding the purchase of supplies and equipment, attends bid conferences, coordinates with utility companies regarding power supply to traffic signals and school zone flashers, meets with school transportation personnel and School Crossing Guards regarding pedestrian facilities needed for schools.
For more information, contact Jon Cheney, Director of Traffic Engineering, at firstname.lastname@example.org.