The Office of Traffic Operations provides traffic engineering expertise and leadership, for both permanent and temporary highway conditions, to ODOT districts and Central Office, other levels of government, ODOT's highway industry partners, and the highway users by:
- Providing traffic operations and engineering support services for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Traffic Signals, and Sign Shop fabrication
- Designing, planning, overseeing construction, and maintaining statewide ITS infrastructure to support the Traffic Management Center
- Managing communication and network infrastructure
- Providing oversight and hosting all traffic signal systems and statewide initiatives
- Establishing statewide specifications, standards, policies, and purchasing contracts
- Evaluating and approving new products, techniques, and concepts
- Creating performance measures and metrics
- Developing and providing training for internal and external partners
- Fabricate signs for all 12 ODOT districts and other state agencies
Learn More About Traffic Operations' Responsibilities
See more information on traffic signal operation, installation, and justification here.
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
A combination of technology and advanced operational concepts to improve transportation decision-making by all partner agencies.
ODOT's sign shop fabricates highway signs for all state, federal, and interstate routes in Ohio.
Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
See more information on traffic cameras and where to access them.
Dynamic Message Signs (DMS)
Digital message boards appear on major highways across the state to keep you informed on your commute.
Ramp metering controls traffic flow entering limited access highways.
A smart corridor allows an extra lane of travel on highway shoulders to alleviate congestion and aid incident management.
Statewide Signal Timing & Phasing Program (SSTPP)
Request a traffic signal analysis and access signal timing templates.
Traffic Authorized Products (TAP) List
See lists of authorized products for use on ITS and more information on the product submittal process.
Traffic Operations Standards
Designers and contractors should refer to these standards when working with signals, intelligent transportation systems, and signage.