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Facts About Oakland's Infrastructure - Street Lights & Traffic Signals
- Oakland has over 37,000 street lights, with repairs to about 2,000 per year.
- Taxpayers spend about $3 million on the street light utility bills each year.
- There are 671 traffic signalized intersections.
Under Transportation Services, you’ll find the Traffic Control application to obtain an encroachment, obstruction or excavation permit; information on Residential Permit Parking; Guardrail Information; and Traffic Safety.
Maintenance of Traffic Signals, Street Lights, Street Signs & Pavement Markings
The Electrical Services Division maintains Oakland’s traffic signals, street lights, street signs and pavement markings.
Capital Improvement Projects
You can find information about current capital projects through this CIP tool. The projects you will find are those designed to upgrade and improve the City’s infrastructure including building facilities, parks/open space, streets, sidewalks and sewers. Projects involving maintenance and repair of existing facilities are not shown here.
Report a Problem
The Report a Problem tool enables you to request a public works maintenance service. Please note that this website is for NON-EMERGENCY services only! For potential emergency situations, call the Public Works Call Center at (510) 615-5566.
See also Parking Matters for information about parking meter operations, enforcement and parking citations.
If you have a question that wasn't answered here, please call Transportation Services at (510) 238-3466 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are located at 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza Suite 4344, Oakland CA 94612.
If you have questions about renewing existing permits or purchasing new ones, please call our citation department at (800) 500-6484.