There are over 375 signalized intersections in Saint Paul. Traffic signals are designed to ensure the safe and efficient movement of roadway traffic and pedestrians. Signal equipment and operation will vary from intersection to intersection depending on need.
Primary types include pre-timed signals that operate based on well established and predictable traffic patterns or signals which detect traffic approach and operate based on current conditions. In many cases multiple traffic signals are linked together and operate in a coordinated manner to enhance safe and efficient movement along a particular route or within a given area.
Traffic Signal Repairs
To report a signal malfunction or other needed repairs to traffic signals, street lights or traffic signs please call 651-266-9777. For after hours emergencies such as a traffic signal not operating or traffic signal knocked down please call 651-266 -9700.
Pedestrian Crossing Timing & Buttons Pedestrian Crossings are an important part of the city's traffic signal system. Most traffic signals in the city include pedestrian walk signalization. There are a variety of methods used to ensure safe pedestrian crossing at signalized intersections.
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Computerized traffic control and information systems are used to control and coordinate many traffic signals in the city. View more information regarding Intelligent Transportation Systems.
Play Gridlock Buster
Gridlock Buster is an online traffic control game based on tools and methods that actual traffic control engineers use in their everyday work. It's a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of what is involved in traffic management for Saint Paul.