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 Wyatt West
Assistant Civil Engineer


City of Chico
411 Main Street
P.O. Box 3420
Chico, Ca 95927

Ph:   (530) 879-6941
Fax: (530) 895-4899

Traffic Engineering

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The Division's main customer base is the public at large, but also is the City of Chico business community (i.e. developers, consultants, and contractors) and various public agencies such as Butte County and the State of California offices.

Public safety is our highest priority, and we acknowledge the need for cooperation in keeping our streets safe for everyone. Annually, the Traffic Engineering Division investigates thousands of suggestions, and complaints. We value your input and appreciate your patience and understanding while addressing your concerns and answering your questions.

Mangrove and First Ave

Traffic engineering performs a variety of duties. To keep your streets safe, we investigate residents' requests regarding neighborhood traffic concerns, respond to general traffic requests, manage the City’s signal systems, analyze and prepare for future growth, maintain metered and permitted parking, manage the City’s streetlights, and issue transportation permits. We also conduct traffic counts, speed studies, and accident frequency analysis. This is accomplished by implementing policies as set fourth in the California Vehicle Code (CVC), the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), and the California Department of Transportation (Cal Trans).


We are proud to serve the Citizens of Chico and we are dedicated to help make our city a safer place to live and to work.

Preserving Chico's Neighborhoods

Take traffic concerns into your hands! The City of Chico Department of Public Works is taking action to address neighborhood traffic concerns through a community-based program called the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP). The NTMP is a comprehensive program, which provides you and your neighbors with a process to address neighborhood traffic concerns (traffic speed and volume) on both collector and local streets.