Traffic Operations

The Traffic Operations Division is responsible for operation and maintenance of all traffic signals, signal systems, flashing beacons, and school flashers in Pasco County.

The division is also responsible for roadway lighting on some arterial roadways. 

Pasco County currently maintains more than 1,900 street lights and more than 260 traffic lights at intersections.

The division conducts traffic counts, speed studies, crash analyses, traffic calming studies and other data collection. 

The division also inspects all traffic control devices installed in conjunction with subdivision and roadway construction.

Traffic Calming Information

Vehicles traveling too fast in your residential neighborhood? Traffic Calming may be an option.

Traffic calming designs are to combat speeding and other unsafe behaviors by drivers mostly in residential neighborhoods. The goal is to encourage safer, more responsible driving and potentially reduce traffic flow and improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.

You may request a traffic calming study but should understand that installation is funded by an assessment of all affected property owners for the cost of the devices.

What is the cost?

The cost for traffic calming devices is based on the device and quantity required. For example, to install a set of speed cushions with signs and markings costs approximately $12,000 for each pair. This does not include overhead and administrative costs for a project.

ADVANTAGES   DISADVANTAGES
  • REDUCES SPEEDS
  • SELF ENFORCING
  • MAY REDUCE CUT THROUGH TRAFFIC
  • REDUCES NEED FOR TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT
  • STREETS BECOME SAFER
 
  • INCREASES EMS & FIRE RESPONSE TIMES
  • MAY INCREASE SPEEDS BETWEEN TABLES
  • MAY CREATE NOISE
  • REQUIRES ADDITIONAL SIGNS AND MARKINGS
  • INCREASED MAINTENANCE COSTS

Petition Requirements

A study is needed before the process can begin.

A petition may proceed after the study and minimum criteria are met.

Requests for a traffic calming study must come from at least five homes on a street. Once five requests are received, a study will be scheduled. A petition can proceed after the study and minimum criteria are met. If minimum criteria are not met, the petition will not be processed.

The petition is circulated by the designated petition leader. In order for the devices to be installed, seventy five percent (75%) of all property owners on a street(s) where traffic calming devices may be installed must respond to the petition. Sixty percent (60%} of the votes received in response to the petition must be in the affirmative.

Upon approval by 60% of 75% of the affected property owners, and the approval by the Board Of County Commissioners at a public hearing, the project can proceed to final design and construction.

If the petition fails to attain approval by 60% of 75% of the affected property owners, then the project cannot proceed.

Removal of traffic calming:

No petition for removal shall be considered until devices have been in place a minimum of three (3) years. The procedure for petitioning for removal is the same as that for installation.

Reinstallation following removal:

Once devices have been removed, no petition for reinstallation shall be permitted for five (5) calendar years following removal.

A new warrant study would be required for reinstallation.

Request Traffic Calming

  • 1-727-847-2411 (New Port Richey)
  • 1-352-523-2411 (Dade City)
  • 1-813-996-2411 (Land O' Lakes)
  • 1-727-847-8949 (TTY)
  • 1-800-368-2411 (Long Distance)

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