The City’s Traffic Division is located at the City Service Complex and is responsible for a multitude of duties that include various pavement markings, lane lines, double yellow lines, arrows, crosswalk markings, signal installation & maintenance, and signage installation & maintenance.
We also maintain the highway lighting on State Rt 16 and 79 that are within the City limits, various decorative lighting, and bike path lighting which amounts to approximately 1200 lights. In addition, we maintain ninety signalized intersections in the City. This consists of periodic relamps, and wiring inspections of the intersection, as well as addressing various complaints. Control Cabinet Inspections are scheduled at 18-month intervals. There are approximately 9,000 installed traffic control signs within the City (stop, speed limit, parking restrictions, lane control signs, etc.).
The City of Newark collaborated with community partners to work on creating an Active Transportation Plan for Newark-Heath. We have worked together to draft an improved bicycle and pedestrian network.
Please review the following document regarding the City’s policy on Handicap Parking Spaces, developed in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Please contact the Engineering Office with any questions at (740) 670-7727.
To report a downed or missing sign or other traffic control-related problems: Such as signal not working properly, please call our office during the times/days listed above. STOP signs that are down or missing or signals that are not working properly should be reported immediately after normal operating hours to the Newark Police Dept. by calling (740) 670-7201.