The Traffic Signal and Lighting Division is responsible for the maintenance of traffic signals and decorative street lights which are located throughout the City.
As of 2022, in the City of Canton there are
188 traffic signals
15 traffic signal flashers
Over 900 decorative street lights
Over 500 American flags on city poles
Flags & Banners
Our office installs and maintains these flags, as well as the banner that hangs over the street in the 900 block of Market Avenue North. We also assist the Street Department with the installation of banners throughout the City.
Outdoor Emergency Warning Siren System
In another of our duties, the Traffic Signal and Lighting Division is responsible for maintaining the outdoor emergency warning siren system (more commonly referred to as the city's "tornado siren").
Assisting Other Departments
In addition to its own duties, the division can assist other City departments with work that involves the use of aerial vehicles, such as a bucket ("cherry-picker") or platform lift.
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