Traffic Control

Traffic Control

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.).

Newark-Heath Active Transportation Plan

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.

For comments or concerns, please contact the Licking County Area Transportation Study (LCATS) at: survey@lickingcounty.govor
(740) 670-5200

Handicap Parking Space Requests

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.

Tree Trimming

Traffic visibility obstructions caused by plant and tree overgrowth (low-hanging limbs, plant materials, and shrubs) that are interfering with street lights, signs, fire hydrants, alleys, sidewalks, or intersections, may result in code enforcement upon the property owner.

Traffic Control Issues

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.

Street Light Issues

To report a street light that is burned out or not working properly: The following is a list of street lights the City services. Street lights that are not on the list are serviced by the electric service provider in the area. When reporting, you will need to know the closest address or the actual pole number. The contact information for the electric service providers is (click on the link provided for direct access): for AEP: (or 1-800-672-2231.). For Energy Co-Op: (or 740-348-1288.).
  • SR 16 and SR 79 highway lights that are within the City limits, including on and off ramps
  • Longaberger decorative lights on E. Main St. and on Dayton Rd. (these are the black decorative poles)
  • E. Main St. bridge lights
  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th street underpass lights
  • Mt. Vernon Rd. and Hudson Ave. decorative lights (these are the black decorative poles)
  • Various downtown park lights (Walnut St. park, Veterans Park)
  • Inside the square at the Courthouse
  • Messimer Drive and Schaffner Drive
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