The goal of Highway and Traffic Divisions of Public Works is to provide for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods on City roads.
Highway and Traffic is among the more visible, more frequently seen group of City employees. Highway and Traffic is responsible for the maintenance of Traffic Signals, Traffic Signs, Pavement Markings and Parking Meters on city streets.
This group is also responsible for the maintenance of roadway and City owned bridges; they provide typical roadway related direct service to the public in such areas as winter snow plowing and sanding, pothole repair, sidewalk cleaning and repair, and litter removal. Highway and Traffic also works closely with the DPW – Engineering Division and Department of Planning and Development in reviewing and approving all plans regarding traffic, parking and traffic control devices.
Frequently Asked Questions
There is a street, sign, traffic signal and/or sidewalk in need of repair. How do I get it repaired ?
Please submit a ticket to or contact the helpdesk at 3-1-1 or 717-255-3040. Your information will generate a open ticket which will be documented and sent to the Highway and Traffic division for repair.
Where can I find information on current street closures?
You can find information on current street closures by viewing the Street Closure Map.
Who handles street cleaning?
Beginning January 1st 2017 street sweeping services for the City of Harrisburg are now provided by Capital Region Water. Please contact CRW at 1.888.510.0606 if you have any questions or concerns about street sweeping or click here for more info.