Traffic Operations


Provide Columbia County with effective and efficient traffic control systems and devices that maximize safety, quality, reliability, comfort and understandability, and minimize travel time, inconvenience, and expense for the traveling public and the taxpayers. This will be accomplished in a professional manner by qualified and trained staff who are sensitive to the public's needs.


The Traffic Operations Department is responsible for coordinating, organizing, planning, directing staff, and activities including the preparation and administration of operating and capital budgets. We maintain, install/repair all electrical traffic control equipment relating to ITS (Intelligent Traffic System) devices such as cameras, adaptive traffic signals, emergency preemption, dynamic message signs as well as warning flashers, school flashers, and pedestrian flashers. We perform onsite evaluations, accident analysis, traffic signal and multi-way stop warrant studies, roadway and intersection safety recommendations and assist with the drafting of zoning/subdivision regulations. We review commercial and residential property developments and coordinate with developers; design and plan new intersections, roadway improvements and system management controls. We advise and guide County Commissioners on matters pertaining to traffic and roadway safety. We maintain computer records, reports and correspondence as well as coordinating with local utilities, state, city and county officials and outside contractors for state, county and private projects.

Quick Response Problems

If you see damaged traffic signs, please call us at 311 or 706-868-4223.

Non Emergency issues

For any non-emergency issues, please email us with the location, time of incident (if known) and your best contact information.

If you have a street light that is out, please contact Georgia Power at 888-891-0938 or you can report it online.

Process and Procedures

Glance TravelSafely

Columbia County Traffic Engineering has partnered with Applied Information to design and implement a mobile application for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians to help improve motor safety throughout the county. The mobile application is known as Glance TravelSafely Columbia County, and is available for a free download in the Apple and Google stores for iOS and Android.

Glance TravelSafely combines Smart City solutions with advances in Connected Vehicle technology to create a network of knowledge that makes roads safer. The app connects the user's phone to a network of traffic signals, school beacons, motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians. Audible warnings are provided to alert motorists of a traffic signal ahead, school zones, and pedestrian crossings just to name a few. By utilizing spoken alerts, TravelSafely allows the driver to focus on the road and receive alerts while using their favorite mapping app.

View the Google Play website.

View the App Store website.