Transportation Mission Statement:
Provide a superior transportation network through design,
inspection and maintenance of new and existing roadways and traffic signals.
How do I get a sign installed?
To request the installation of a new sign, residents can use the Killeen Citizen Support Center or contact the Street Division at 254-616-3152.
Please provide your contact information, the location where the requested sign is to be place and a brief justification.
Once the request has been received, a field review will be completed by a Street Services Superintendent and a Transportation Engineer. The information will be reviewed to determine if a new sign is warranted or if some other action should be taken. After the study has been completed and the findings are compiled, the information along with any recommendation will be forwarded to the Director of Transportation or his designee for a final decision.
Does the City install speed bumps?
The City of Killeen does not install speed bumps for speed control in the public right-of-way. Speed bumps only lower the speed of vehicles directly adjacent to the bump. The average speed on streets where they are installed remains unchanged. Speed bumps result in an increased risk of personal injury to bicyclists and motorcyclists. They slow down emergency vehicles by approximately 15 seconds per bump, where seconds can make the difference between life and death, further risking the lives of those living in the neighborhood. When speed bumps are installed, traffic moves onto neighboring streets in order to avoid the speed bumps. This results in similar increased traffic hazards on another street. The problem simply moves from one street to another without resolving the speeding issue.
The Transportation Division is committed to creating safe traveling streets in the city. For speeding in your neighborhood, the best course of action is to request Killeen Police Department enforcement patrols in your neighborhood. The Transportation Division can assist you in bringing speeding situations to the attention of the Police Department.