In general, the Traffic Operations Section provides a variety of traffic operations services. We provide technical expertise and maintain electrical equipment on highways and freeways. We develop and administer the design and implementation of new traffic signal coordination systems, and partner with local agencies in the planning, development, and implementation of signal progression systems. We establish guidelines for signal system prioritization, and disseminate current technology on traffic signal operations and coordination to the regional traffic offices. The section pays electrical costs for the operation of signals, lighting and related equipment. It partners with the Construction Group, other agencies and contractors by providing a timely source of quality traffic products and communications equipment statewide. Traffic Operations is responsible for fabricating all freeway and highway signs. We also maintain all roadway striping and signing for all freeways as well as support to the four Regional Traffic groups on all highways. It is responsible for the research and development of traffic control device specifications and provides the technical expertise to develop and evaluate contracts for these devices. Traffic Operations responds to emergency situations statewide on Section-related activities as well as responds to tort liability situations.
We operate in accordance with the USDOT Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.), the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) and ADOT's own policies, guidelines and procedures (PGP).
Organizational Work Groups and their responsibilities are as follows:
Org 9660: Section Manager and Traffic Operations Engineer – Muhannad Al Zubi, PE, Assisted in signals coordination by Ann Phillips, PE, in signing and striping by Raul G. Amavisca, PE, and in signals and lighting by Mohamed Youssef, PE, PTOE, they manage the Section, respond to tort liability situations and develop product specifications.
Raul G. Amavisca, PE, manages Orgs 9679, 9673 and 9676. Directs and monitors daily budgetary and operational functions of both signing orgs and the Statewide Striping org, and reviews signing projects Statewide. Org 9670 Administration, Maintenance analyst, administers the section Maintenance Performance Control System (PeCos).
Ann Phillips, PE, is the engineer responsible for signal coordination with local jurisdiction. Ann maintains communications and records regarding signal coordination with localities with signals adjacent to the State system, to improve progression and capacity.
Mohamed Youssef, PE, PTOE, manages Orgs 9670, 9666 Org 9669. He is the Signal and Lighting Engineer, reviews signal and lighting projects and permits for the TOS. In addition Mohamed provides technical expertise and advisory capacity on policy and technical issues for the TOS and Traffic Group. Org 9670 Administration, analyzes, verifies, monitors and pays signal and lighting utilities. Maintains statewide inventory of Maintenance Units, features, devices, and as-built plans for highway electrical systems.
Org 9666: Traffic Signals – Danny McIntyre, Manager. Assembles, programs, tests and repair traffic signal controllers (cabinets) and auxiliary equipment; ensures appropriate timing intervals and phasing configurations; initiates new signal activation; maintains statewide signal timing database.
The manager additionally acts as the liaison between Department’s Risk Management Section and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office regarding traffic signal legal issues
9669: Traffic Supply Services – Glenn Mara, Manager. The Traffic Supply Services is the Traffic Operations Warehouse, that purchases, inventories and issues highway traffic products (signals, lighting, paint and signs) and communications equipment for statewide distribution; partners with the Construction Group, other agencies and contractors.
Org 9673: Sign Factory – William "Marvin" Phillips, Supervisor. Designs, manufactures, packages and issues highway signs for State Highway System. Meets special signing needs for ADOT and other state agencies. Administers Sign Fabrication Order database. Manufactures and repairs equipment.
Org 9676: Interstate Signing – Dudley F. Heller, Supervisor. Manufactures, erects, repairs and maintains large highway signs and other structures used in the State Highway System. Responds to signing and structural requests throughout the State, that require expertise with signing structures and heavy equipment.
Org 9679: Statewide Striping – Jack E. Hays, Supervisor. Stripes roadway and installs marking materials on 80% State highways and all freeways. Jack supervises crews are stationed in Phoenix, Tucson and Holbrook.