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The office of Traffic Engineer is established: provided, that if there is no traffic engineer, then the engineer of the local authority shall serve as traffic engineer in addition to his/her other functions, and shall exercise the powers and duties with respect to traffic as provided in this chapter: provided further, that if there is no engineer in the local authority, then the appointing authority shall designate a person to exercise such powers and duties.

It shall be the general duty of the Traffic Engineer to determine the installation and maintenance of traffic control devices, to conduct engineering investigations of traffic conditions, to plan the operation of traffic on the highways of the local authority, to cooperate with other officials in the development of ways and means to improve traffic conditions, and to carry out the additional powers and duties imposed by any ordinances of the local authority. (Ord. 1954, 2000)