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Traffic

Street light repairs

Mission Statement

The Traffic and Communications section will make every effort to maintain a safe environment, through the use of traffic signals, street lighting, pavement marking and signing, for the traveling public who use the streets and sidewalks in the City of Bellingham. We will place high emphasis on quality and especially teamwork with other departments/divisions with whom we interact.

 The three major tasks that Traffic and Communications handle are:

Traffic and Communications also does work on the radios for city departments including Parks, Police and Fire as well as Western Washington University, WTA and various fire districts.

Traffic and Communications does not decide where to place new signs. They only maintain existing signs, signals, and street lights. Anybody interested in new signs, signals or street lights should contact the Operations Division of Public Works.

Reports of problems (burnt out bulbs, malfunctions, etc.) should be reported to Public Works.

Traffic signals

Work on traffic signals falls into three general categories:

Traffic signs and pavement markings

Work on the signs and pavement markings generally is one of two activities:

City-operated street lights

Work on street lights is usually one of four activities:

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