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Transportation Engineering and Traffic Operations staff plan, design and monitor the roads, streets, and highways to ensure safe and efficient movement of people and goods.  These tasks include long-range transportation planning as well as recommendations for integrating freeways, streets, shopping centers, residential developments, and industrial projects into the community that will serve the populations safely and efficiently.  Including traffic signals, signs and striping of streets and roads in unincorporated Douglas County.  Douglas County is also home to three Traffic Management Centers (TMCs).

Interested in more?  We have a list of frequently asked traffic questions, how speed limits are established, guidelines for traffic impact studies and even a map so you can view traffic counts.  You can also learn about the Flashing Yellow Arrow intersections in unincorporated areas of the County.

Traffic staff also issues special event permits – defined as any event which cannot be held on a county road, street, or other right-of-way and at the same time comply with applicable traffic statutes or ordinances.  Special events include, but are not limited to, parades, fairs, exhibitions, motion picture filming, bicycle events, foot races or walks.  Special events do not include events taking place away from a road which, due to the number of persons in attendance, create traffic congestion on a road before or after the event.

The Douglas County 2040 Transportation Plan guides the County in making future modifications to transportation facilities ranging from major road widening and construction projects to the addition of bike lanes and identifies future improvement needs as the County develops in accordance with the Comprehensive Master Plan.   The Highlands Ranch Transportation Improvement Program (HRTIP) final report is an in-depth study of transportation facilities within Highlands Ranch identifying short and long-range needs of the area for improvements to the transportation system.

Traffic conditions at intersections can be viewed at CDOT COTRIP / Roadway Conditions.  Click on the Camera icon located on the left side menu bar to view all active still cameras.  View current traffic conditions or plan travel through Douglas County.

For the latest lane closures and traveler information in Douglas County, view Traffic Alerts or visit us on Twitter icon, or follow Douglas County Traffic at #trafficDC.