The Signals Operations team manages traffic signal timing for all municipal and state traffic signals to include flasher systems for the Anchorage Bowl, Eagle River, and Girdwood. Most signals in Anchorage are connected to a centralized computer in the Traffic Department office. This allows system operators to remotely check for proper operation of the signals, and remotely download new timing programs to the traffic signal controllers at each intersection.
Signals are generally programmed to run several different timing plans throughout the day. Different timing plans are developed to account for changes in traffic flow that routinely occur at the same time each day.
The Signal Maintenance shop provides the installation, maintenance, and construction support for traffic signal systems within the Municipality of Anchorage. Currently, 277 signalized intersections are being maintained. Signal Maintenance also provides technical support to the Alaska Department of Transportation for maintenance of traffic signal systems on the Kenai Peninsula and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.
To report a damaged or malfunctioning traffic signal, please contact the Traffic Department at 343-8355.