Traffic Signal Division
234 East Summit Avenue, Burlington, NC 27215
P: (336) 570-6156, F: (336) 222-5004, E:
The Traffic Signal Division staff works with citizens, other City agencies, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the Traffic Commission on the following items:
- traffic signal operation
- traffic signal maintenance (emergency and preventative)
- traffic signal/flasher requests
- signs/marking requests in conjunction with Signs & Markings Division
- site plan review through Technical Review Committee (TRC)
- transportation planning through Burlington-Graham MPO
- streetlight management
Computerized Signal System
The Traffic Signal Division operates and maintains the Burlington/Graham Computerized Signal System. The system consists of approximately 200 traffic signals and other traffic control equipment located in the cities of Burlington and Graham. The system allows real-time communications, via fiber optic cable, to each traffic signal.
The Traffic Signal Division operates and maintains the Burlington/Graham Computerized Traffic Cameras. View Traffic Cameras here.
Flashing Yellow Arrows
New Flashing Yellow Arrow turn signals are being installed throughout Burlington.
Learn more about how to respond to these new signals by checking out the graphic and video posted below and following this link.
To report traffic signal malfunctions:
Call 222-5131 between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm, M-F
Call Burlington Police Department at 222-3500 all other times
To report traffic signal timing issues:
Call 222-5131 between 7:00 am and 6:00pm, M-F, or email the Traffic Signal Division
To request a signal, signing (no parking, speed limit, etc.):
Call 570-6156 between 8:00 am and 5:00pm, M-F, or email the Traffic Signal Division
To report street light outages/malfunctions or requests:
Call 222-5079 between 8:00 am and 5:00pm, M-F, or email the Traffic Signal Division