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The Committee will then, if deemed warranted, submit an application to the Division of Traffic Engineering. Traffic Engineering will then do a site study and make a recommendation on the request. This may take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.
The Traffic Safety Committee will review the request and the engineering site study. After consideration, the committee will make a recommendation to the Town Board, who will then schedule a hearing. If the Town Board issues a resolution, that will then finalize the process and effectuate the change.
This entire process may take several months before a final decision is rendered.
Requests for traffic-related signs can be submitted in writing to:
You can also submit a request using this online form.
All requests should indicate the location of the proposed sign and a brief description explaining the reason for the sign. The Traffic Safety Committee will examine the location for the requested sign to determine if it fits with the area’s existing traffic controls and conforms with both state and federal laws (NY State Vehicle and Traffic Law; NY State Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices; Federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devises for Streets and Highway).
All complaints must include location (street name and/intersection) and the complainants name, address and phone number. The Traffic Safety Committee will then submit a request to the Suffolk County Police Department for increased enforcement of the speed limit in that area.
Reports should include the location of the missing or damaged sign such as the address and street name and/or intersection. The town is responsible for responding to such reports within two hours of receipt and then correcting the situation within 72 hours.
Reports should include the location of the broken signal such as the address and street name and/or intersection. The town is responsible for responding to such reports within two hours of receipt.