The City of Midland's Traffic Operations Division operates and maintains approximately 115 City- and TxDOT-owned signals, approximately 109 school zone flashers, and nearly 1,000 street lights.
Flashing Yellow Arrow Left Turn Displays
The City of Midland has dozens of traffic signals that include a flashing yellow arrow left turn display, which has been shown to be safer and more understandable for drivers as well as more flexible for improved signal operations. By adding flashing yellow arrow left turn displays, City traffic engineers can vary operation of the signal depending on the time of day and allow more permitted turns.
Video Detection Cameras
Many City-maintained traffic signals utilize video detection cameras to automatically sense the presence of waiting vehicles. These detection cameras are used only for operating the traffic signal; they are not used for traffic enforcement.