Transportation Engineering

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The Transportation Engineering Division is responsible for the safety and efficiency of traffic flow within Norfolk. We oversee the design, construction, and project management of the City’s transportation projects and administer Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) funded projects. We also conduct transportation safety-related investigations, design traffic mitigation measures (including traffic signal design), and coordinate with Dominion Energy for the installation of street lighting.

The Division also includes the Traffic Management Center that operates the traffic signal & traffic management systems.

Key Services

  • Design & construction of city-wide transportation projects
  • Liaison for Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) & Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)-funded projects within city limits
  • Manage neighborhood traffic-calming initiatives
  • Responsible for new traffic control measures
  • Oversee the residential parking permit program
  • Responsible for guardrail repairs

Key Initiatives

  • Saint Paul’s Initiative: The goal of this initiative is to build a connected pattern of neighborhood streets and blocks and establish a framework for a mixed-use, mixed-income neighborhood rather than the existing super-block structure. This project will restore Church Street as the commercial, civic, and social heart of the community. Church Street will be realigned and buildings along each side will be mixed-use with ground-level retail or community-serving offices.
  • Competitive Grant Funding: The VDOT Program aggressively seeks both state and federal grant funding opportunities to improve roadway safety for all users of the transportation system and enhance mobility choices.
  • Street Lighting Program: The City of Norfolk has developed a multi-year project to convert all streetlights from the current HPS fixtures to the more energy efficient LED fixtures as part of the City's plan to enhance environmental sustainability and improve public safety.
  • ADA Ramp Program: Transportation and Public Works collaborate to identify and install new ADA compliant curb ramps to ensure all person with disabilities have access to pedestrian routes in the public right of way.
  • Residential Parking Permit Program

Report an Infrastructure Problem

If you notice a problem that needs fixing as you travel around Norfolk, please take a moment to report it. This is the most effective and efficient way for us to know what needs attention.

  • To report a physical problem with a street, such as potholes or broken traffic signals, submit a request through MyNorfolk.
  • Report traffic signal malfunctions to the Norfolk Police Non-Emergency Line at (757) 441-5610 or through the Citizens Online Reporting System.
  • Other emergencies requiring immediate attention should be reported to 911.