Traffic

The Traffic Division is part of the Public Works Department.

Responsibilities

The Traffic Engineering Division:

  • Provide safe and efficient movement of people and goods to and from the Odessa community
  • Provides installation and maintenance of uniform traffic control devices
  • Respond to citizen’s request and concerns in a timely and consistent manner

Administrative Functions

Administrative functions include the maintenance of data files concerning traffic and pedestrian volumes, accident records and diagrams, traffic control devices inventory and maintenance records, as well as normal administrative duties.

Engineering Activities

Engineering activities include:

  • Investigations of citizen requests
  • Planning, design, and implementation of street improvements and control devices
  • Recommending improvements to the City Manager and Council
  • Review of subdivisions, plats, site plans and driveway requests

Subdivisions

Field operations and maintenance personnel are grouped into four sub-divisions:

  • Parking meters and Data Collection
  • Pavement Markings
  • Signals
  • Signs

Inter-Departmental Activity

The Division maintains a close working relationship with other departments, in the areas of transportation planning and safety. Departments include:

  • Engineering
  • Inspections
  • Legal
  • Planning
  • Police

The Division also serves as liaison with other government agencies, such as the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

Mission

  1. Provide services vital to communications and safety of Odessa's Citizens
  2. Value and respect our employees
  3. Continuously plan for the future

Vision

To play an essential role in providing a safe and efficient road and traffic control system for the City of Odessa and gain the respect of its citizens and our colleagues.

Traffic Counts

The City of Odessa Traffic Engineering Division conducts traffic volume counts at all of the signalized intersections that are maintained by the City of Odessa.

How Counts are Collected

Counts are collected over a 48-hour period at each location and averaged between the two days to arrive at a 24-hour count. Traffic counting is performed using electronic counting instruments moved throughout the City during the year.


Count Data

The count data is listed as Average Daily Traffic (ADT). This means the counts are done on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to represent typical average weekday traffic.

The counts are listed alphabetically by the North-South Street of the intersection.

View the latest counts.