Traffic and Parking Services

We manage the way traffic moves in, out and through Minneapolis. We also manage the Traffic Management Center.

Traffic calming process proposal

Learn about proposed changes to the traffic calming request process, and give your feedback before December 19, 2021

What we do

Through the management of traffic infrastructure and traffic operations, the Traffic Division aims to achieve effective and safe transportation throughout the city of Minneapolis. We offer a variety of services in maintaining streetlights, signals, signs and pavement markings.

Public transit and driving alternatives

Commuters into downtown, the University of Minnesota, and throughout the city are encouraged to take advantage of mass transit, car pooling, and bike routes to minimize traffic congestion.

For more information, visit: 

Traffic alerts

Current information on construction and event activities impacting City travel:

Maps are updated frequently to the best of our knowledge. 

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Traffic Management Center

The City of Minneapolis Traffic & Parking Services Division operates its own state-of-the-art Traffic Management Center (TMC)

Two employees in the traffic management center

What our staff does

  • Monitors traffic
  • Conducts traffic studies
  • Adjusts signal timing
  • Responds to maintenance issues

In Minneapolis there are more than

  • 800 traffic signals
  • 40 crossings with pedestrian flashers
  • 60 pan tilt zoom (PTZ) cameras for monitoring traffic

At the TMC, staff can also monitor MnDOT freeway cameras and Minneapolis Police cameras.  Staff can investigate maintenance requests using the camera at the TMC to efficiently dispatch crews to make repairs. 

The City operates its own communication network which allows staff to view in real time the traffic signal controller at most of the City’s traffic signals and make timing adjustments without having to physically travel to each location. 

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Contact us

Public Works


City Hall
350 S. 5th St., Room 203
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Office hours

Our office is closed to the public at this time.