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Traffic Engineering

Public Works Traffic Engineering staff are responsible for planning, designing and coordinating all traffic control within the City including traffic signals, roundabouts, signs, speed limits, school zones, traffic calming, parking, and pavement marking. Long-range transportation planning efforts include the City's Thoroughfare Master Plan, which was completed in 2006. Other areas of responsibility include traffic impact assessments associated with development, street lighting, multi-modal facilities, and networks for bicycles, pedestrians and transit. General traffic engineering efforts also include evaluation of access, intersection operations, crashes, sight visibility and roadside conditions, which are intended to improve safety, mobility and efficiency throughout the City. Traffic engineering staff work in cooperation with multiple City departments, adjacent jurisdictions, Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to provide the best transportation network possible for Lee’s Summit.

In addition, Traffic Engineering staff are involved with the City’s Livable Streets initiative. The resolution adopted by the City Council requires consideration of people of all ages and abilities and all transportation users including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, cars, trucks, motorcycles, and buses in the design and operation of safe and efficient travel networks. As part of this work, the City received an "Honorable Mention" as a bicycle-friendly community in 2010 and 2011 and a Bronze designation as a walk-friendly community in 2011.

Visit the Traffic/Transit General Information page for additional traffic-related information: