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Traffic Safety

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Traffic Engineering
Our citizens often have inquiries regarding traffic control devices such as signs, traffic signals, roundabouts, crosswalks, and pavement markings. If you have a question or a concern regarding traffic control devices in the city of Aurora, contact Traffic Engineering at 303-739-7300.

The city of Aurora has a Memorial Sign program for fatal roadway incidents. Call 303-739-7300 for more information regarding this program.

If you need to report a missing, downed, or damaged sign or a dark or flashing traffic signal, call Traffic Operations at 303-326-8200. After regular work hours, call the police non-emergency phone line at 303-627-3100 to have a technician dispatched to address emergency items.

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Traffic Operations
The Traffic Operations Division is responsible for the daily operations and maintenance of all traffic control devices within the city of Aurora. Examples of the services provided by this group are traffic signal modifications, preventive maintenance, emergency response, customer service requests, traffic utility locates and system communications.

Pavement Striping
The Signs and Markings section of the Traffic Operations Division is responsible for the maintenance and repair of traffic control signs and pavement markings throughout the city. Traffic control signs are erected along roadways to provide guidance or convey warning and regulatory information to motorists and pedestrians. Examples of these signs are street name signs, speed limit signs, Stop and Yield signs, and warning signs. Pavement markings consist of yellow and white markings placed on paved road surfaces for the purpose of channelizing the flow of vehicular traffic and provide safe areas for pedestrians to cross roadways. Examples of these markings are solid or dashed yellow and white lines, turn arrows and crosswalks.

If you have any questions, concerns or wish to
report a problem regarding Traffic Operations with the city of Aurora, call the Public Works Department at 303-326-8200 or file a report online or through the city's Access Aurora app.
Motorcycle Enforcement Team (MET)

Police Traffic Section
The Aurora Police Department has a professional and well-respected traffic section. They conduct trainings for officers from around the Denver metro area, and have been called to assist other agencies with accident reconstruction. The Traffic Section is composed of a DUI Enforcement Unit, a Hit and Run Investigations Unit, a Photo Red Light Detail, a Motor Carrier Safety Unit, and the Motorcycle Enforcement Team (MET).

The city has placed
Photo Red Light cameras at busy intersections where we have seen accidents caused by drivers running red lights. These cameras take several simultaneous photographs of a car and the driver during a red light violation. The Photo Red Light Detail then analyzes these photos to issue a summons to the driver.

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DUI Checkpoints
Officers assigned to the DUI Enforcement Unit and the Hit and Run Investigations Unit respond to accidents within the city to conduct accident investigations. Their expertise allows the accident scene to be reconstructed later in court during the prosecution of serious accidents.

The Traffic Section plans and implements DUI checkpoints in an effort to reduce the problem of drinking and driving. They also participate in motorcades when a VIP, such as the President of the United States, travels to or through Aurora.

City of Aurora Colorado -- 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy -- Aurora, CO 80012            Access Aurora: 303-739-7000