Traffic Engineering focuses on the safety and efficiency of traffic flow involved with placing new traffic signs, road surface markings, traffic lights, sidewalks, crosswalks, and segregated cycle facilities. The Traffic Engineering division maintains all Pinal County traffic signals and roadway striping. They review requests for new traffic signs, collect traffic data like traffic counts and provide information about various ordinances like speed limits, stop signs, and school crossings.
- Can I Request a Speed Hump?
You can, however, this requires a consensus of the residents of the neighborhood and must meet very specific requirements. Please refer to our flyer, which explains the process we require to build a speed hump.
- How Do I Get A Stoplight at My Intersection?
You can fill out a Traffic Engineering Issue Form to request traffic control devices, traffic signs, or traffic signals. Pinal County staff will investigate the issue using Federal, State, and County criteria to determine if it is appropriate to install traffic control signals at the requested location. Factors considered when investigating the location for potential traffic control signals include traffic volumes, pedestrian volumes, school crossings, coordinated traffic signal systems, crash experience, road network, and at-grade railroad crossings.
- How Can I Request A Road Be Built or Paved?
We build roads using our Transportation Improvement and Maintenance Program (TIMP.) The Transportation Improvement and Maintenance Program (TIMP) is Pinal County's five-year transportation plan that identifies potential funding and establishes a tentative schedule for planning, construction, and major maintenance projects. You can fill out the project request form to let us know what road project you’d like to see.
- What is Highway User Revenue Fund (HURF)?
This is the primary source of funding for Pinal County Public Works. HURF is made up of a variety of taxes and fees that are used to fund the state’s highway system. They include gas taxes, use fuel taxes, motor carrier taxes, vehicle license taxes, and vehicle registration fees. The state keeps a percentage of the fund for the construction and maintenance of the state highway system and distributes the balance to municipalities and counties. The funds are restricted and can only be used for transportation purposes.
- I Pay County Property Taxes, Why Can't I Get Work Done?
Work performed by Pinal County Public Works is not funded by the county’s general fund. Road construction and maintenance is funded through a variety of mechanisms, including the Highway User Maintenance Fund (HURF) and the Transportation Excise Tax, the half-cent tax on gas purchased in unincorporated areas of the County, approved by voters in 2005, as well as Federal Grants and other funding sources.