Traffic Engineering

Note: If any discrepancy or errors are found, contact the City Engineer of the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department, prior to using the information provided.

The Traffic Section is responsible for traffic related issues and projects such as, traffic counts & count maps, signal designs & requests, traffic control requests, traffic studies, sight distance problems, work zone traffic control, street closing notices to all media and emergency services. Traffic engineering section works closely with the Topeka Police Dept. with requests for enforcement of traffic violations or problems on city streets. We also review plats within the City of Topeka for issues related to traffic that might occur because of new development in an area. Traffic engineering works with planning and the MPO board to plan the transportation needs of the community in the future.


You may contact the city about traffic concerns by calling the Engineering Division direct at 785-368-3842.

Traffic Disruptions

A traffic disruption permit is required before closing down a street or lane(s) of traffic, utilizing proper traffic control devices and, if applicable, providing detour route(s). Disruptions are required to be submitted a minimum of 72- hours prior to any street, lane or alley closure.

Visit the Permit Portal to submit a traffic disruption permit.

Traffic Count Maps

The following maps contain the traffic volumes for locations in the City of Topeka. To view the maps, simply click on the year listed below that you would like to view.

Traffic Impact Study Guidelines

Additional Information

Kid Zone

Signal Specifications

Standard Detail Name and Letter 11-2019

​PDF DWG​ ​Standard Detail Name Last Revision​
DT-100 DT-100 Wiring & Phasing Details 10-2017
DT-101 DT-101 Bill of Materials, Street Name Signs, and LED Luminaires Details 08-2018
DT-102 DT-102 Controllerpad, Junction Box, Service Box & Loop Installation Details 10-2017
DT-103A DT-103A Traffic Signal Mast Arm Pole Details 10-2017
DT-103B DT-103B ​Traffic Signal Mast Arm Pole Details ​10-2017
DT-104 DT-104 Mast Arm and Base Details 10-2017
DT-105 DT-105 Traffic Signal Pedestal, Power Service, and Pedestal Pole Concrete Base Details 10-2017
DT-106 DT-106 Traffic Signal Specifications 01-2010
DT-107 DT-107 Video Detection Specifications 01-2010
DT-108 DT-108 Traffic Signal Specifications 03-2009
DT-109 DT-109 Traffic Signal Specifications 01-2018
DT-110 DT-110 Traffic Signal Specifications 02-2018
DT-111 DT-111 Traffic Signal Specifications 07-2010
DT-112 DT-112 Signing 10-2008
DT-113 DT-113 Sign Placement 09-2010
DT-114 DT 114 Bicycle Route D-3 Signs
DT-115 DT-115 Pavement Marking Quantities
DT-116 DT-116 Pavement Markings 07-2016
DT-117 DT-117 Pavement Markings 01-2012
DT-118 DT-118 Traffic Control 02-2012
DT-119 DT-119 Traffic Control 08-2015
DT-120 DT-120 Traffic Control 12-2015
DT-121 DT-121 Traffic Control Quantities 01-2012