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The Traffic Engineering Section assures that County Maintained Roads operate safely. They constantly review conditions on roads and provide traffic signals, traffic control signs, striping, guardrails, etc. The Neighborhood Traffic Program uses traffic calming techniques including road bumps in response to residents concerns about the impact of traffic on their neighborhood.

Traffic Guidelines
Download the manual with San Diego County Traffic Guidelines

How  to Apply for a Special Event Permit

If you would like to apply for a permit for a Special Event such as a parade, street fair, neighborhood block party or a bicycle/run/walk along County of San Diego roads please contact permit processing:

Special Event Permit Application

County of San Diego
DPW/Traffic Engineering Section
Special Event Permits, Mail Stop 0334,
5510 Overland Ave., Suite 410, San Diego, CA 92123-1239

Telephone: (858) 694-3862 or: (858) 694-3850
Fax phone: (858) 694-3928
24 hr voice mail: (858) 694-3862

Traffic  Advisory Committee

The San Diego County Traffic Advisory Committee (TAC) was formed by the Board of Supervisors to review requests for  regulatory traffic controls on the County-maintained road system. These controls include:

Speed limits * Stop signs * Traffic signals * Parking regulations

The TAC meets approximately every six weeks. The meetings are open to the public.

TAC Agenda

What does DPW do?
The Department of Public Works provides staff to assist the TAC:

Preparing   agendas * Preparing correspondence
Performing engineering studies

What is TAC?
In gathering the necessary data for agenda items, photographs are taken, prevailing speeds are determined by radar, traffic volume is electronically counted and California Highway Patrol collision reports are examined by type, cause and time of occurrence. Department staff analyzes and summarizes the data on each agenda item and then presents it to the Committee.

Who makes the decisions?
After reviewing the data and discussing alternatives, the Committee submits a recommendation to the Board as to what it believes to be the most appropriate action based upon sound traffic engineering principles, the California Vehicle Code, and driver expectation. The Board of Supervisors then makes the final decision as to what action will be taken.

If you are considering a request to the T.A.C., please contact Maria Rubio-Lopez at (858) 694-3845. 

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