Traffic Engineering

Street light repair Overview

Traffic Engineering Services is a civilian section of the Police Department responsible for the design, maintenance, and construction of all traffic control devices within the City of Albany.  The Coordinator of Traffic Engineering is responsible for the administration and operation of this unit under the direction of the Police Department’s Commander of Special Operations.  This unit consists of three sections; traffic engineering design and operations, traffic signal maintenance, and traffic sign/pavement marking installation and maintenance.

Traffic engineering design and operations currently consists of one Senior Traffic Technician who along with the Coordinator is responsible for the design and review of all traffic control devices, work zone safety, and review of all construction projects within the city.

The traffic signal maintenance section consists of two signal electricians.  These electricians along with the Coordinator and Senior Technician have the maintenance responsibility of 300 traffic signals and 50 signalized warning devices at locations within the city.

The traffic sign/pavement marking section consists of 1 Laborer Foreman and 3 Laborers.  This crew maintains 24,000 traffic signs and over 100 lane miles of pavement markings.  In addition to these responsibilities, this crew also maintains access to all of the Public Safety buildings by clearing snow and ice in the winter months.

Other administrative tasks of this unit are:

  • Review and approval of the following:
    • Sidewalk and barricade permits submitted to the Division of Building and Codes.
    • Curb cut permits (permanent and temporary) submitted to the Department of General Services.
    • All new construction sites.
    • Over-sized loads passing through the City of Albany.
    • Coordination of all roadwork projects with the Department of General Services, New York State Department of Transportation, and the New York State Thruway Authority.
  • This unit is also responsible for the safety review of all Albany Parking Authority parking meter installations and coordination of all “bagging” of parking meters for various events, functions, moving, and construction needs.
  • Coordination and implementation of Emergency No Parking for special need parking restrictions.
  • Coordination with CDTA on bus routing and bus stops.

Contact Information

William E. Trudeau Jr.
Traffic Coordinator
10 North Enterprise Drive
Albany, New York 12204
Phone: 518-434-5791
Fax: 518-434-4315
E-mail: wtrudeau@albany-ny.org


Paul R. Dillon
Sr. Traffic Technician
10 North Enterprise Drive
Albany, New York 12204
Phone: 518-434-5791
Fax: 518-434-4315
E-mail: pdillon@albany-ny.org