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Russ Hefte
Traffic Sergeant

2745 Walnut Avenue
Signal Hill, CA  90755

Ph: (562) 989-7203
Fx: (562) 989-7293

Hours
24 hours a day
7 days a week

The City of Signal Hill is approximately 2.2 square miles and has over 40 miles of paved roadway. Being geographically located in the middle of the Long Beach area makes Signal Hill's roadway an alternate route for the San Diego Freeway. Thousands of vehicles pass through the intersection of Cherry Avenue and Willow Street every day. Most of this traffic is considered commuter traffic.

Officer Responsibilities

The Traffic Bureau is staffed by a sergeant and two traffic officers / investigators, whose responsibilities include investigating all reported traffic collisions occurring within City limits, including injury, non-injury, hit and run, and counter reports. Officers are not obligated to take non-injury collision reports occurring on private property, but they can assist involved parties in exchanging driver's license and insurance information.

The Traffic Bureau is also responsible for administering grants received from the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), commercial enforcement, DUI checkpoints, and special projects.

Problem Traffic Areas

The officers of the Traffic Bureau, Public Works staff, and the City Traffic Engineer meet bimonthly to identify problem traffic areas in the City. These problems include signal phasing, street markings, sign placement, and pedestrian concerns.


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