Traffic Maintenance Operations (Signals)
The Signal Shop is responsible for the maintenance and installation of all traffic control devices in the City of Macon. This Function also performs new installations and maintenance for all Bibb County signal equipment. In all, we maintain three hundred and seventy (384) traffic control devices, which include school flashers, overhead flashers, reversible lane changers and signalized intersections.
This function is responsible for one hundred and two (102) miles of fiber optic cable in and around the City of Macon. This fiber is supporting the communication link to over one hundred and thirty (130) traffic signal intersections. The Traffic Signal technicians are responsible for repairing and testing this and associated fiber equipment. This shop also supports the fiber for the City’s telephone system and is also responsible for maintenance and repair of thirty-two (32) video camera systems at various locations throughout the City of Macon.
It's major responsibility is for the safety of the traveling public. This is a very diversified function and very demanding on its employees. The harsh weather conditions alone make jobs very difficult not to mention the strenuous labor involved. It is imperative that these technicians keep up with all advances in the traffic signal industry.
Below is a list of some of the different jobs this shop is responsible for:
- Install/replaces traffic control devices
- Performs preventative maintenance
- Replace lamp outages, repair inoperable signals, etc.
- Replace/repair damaged equipment from storms, accidents, etc.
- Maintain/repair fiber optic cable and equipment
- Assist other Functions/City Departments as needed
- On call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week