The Transportation Mobility and Safety Unit
consists of six units and an administrative section that are responsible for
ensuring the safe and efficient movement of traffic on North Carolina's
Intelligent Transportation Systems & Signals
Transportation Systems and Signals Unit oversees the planning, analysis, design and
implementation of traffic signals, computerized signal systems and intelligent
transportation system technologies on the North Carolina highway system.
Permits Unit issues permits for vehicles traveling in the state that exceed
size and weight limitations. The primary goals of the unit are to protect the
safety of the public and preserve the integrity of our state roads and
infrastructure while supporting the state’s economy.
In addition, the unit works with the 14 division engineers
across North Carolina to issue permits for house moves, and works with the
state’s community colleges to train and certify escort drivers. Other states
use the escort-driver certification program as a model.
Signing & Delineation Unit
and Delineation Unit is responsible for designing permanent signs, pavement
markings and other traffic control devices that delineate highways on North
Carolina's transportation system. The unit also oversees the Department's Tourist-Oriented
Directional Signing Program, which involves installing along roadways signs
related to tourist attractions.
Management Unit works with the 14 highway divisions to develop and
implement strategies to manage congestion on North Carolina's highways and
evaluates their effectiveness.
Work Zone Traffic Control
The Work Zone Traffic Control Section designs plans
to manage motor vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians traveling through
construction, maintenance and utility work zones.
Municipal & School Transportation
and School Transportation Assistance Section provides traffic engineering
analysis and expertise to municipalities with a population less than 50,000 as
well as public schools, private schools and colleges.
Traffic Safety Unit
Safety Unit works with the 14 highway divisions to implement and evaluate
strategies to reduce crashes on North Carolina's roadways. This includes
investigating fatal crashes and establishing speed limits, parking restrictions
and truck restrictions and prohibitions. The unit also administers the
federally mandated and funded Highway Safety Improvement Program.
Traffic Systems Operations Unit
Traffic Systems Operations Unit uses signal system timing, incident management,
intelligent transportation systems, and public information strategies to
improve the flow of traffic on the state’s roads.