The City of Minot has approximately 5,800 traffic signs in place at this time, along with about 1200 Street Name signs. The City has established policies and requirements for the installation of most types of signs, and a study is necessary before they can be installed. If you would like to request a study for the installation of a sign in your neighborhood, contact the Traffic Engineer at 701-857-4100. To report a damaged or missing sign, please call this number during office hours or report it to the Police Department.
There are currently 44 traffic signals in Minot. 34 of these signals are controlled by a computerized system in the Traffic Engineer's office. If you have any questions regarding traffic signal operation, feel free to call the Traffic Engineer any time. To report a malfunctioning signal, call 701-857-4100 during office hours, or the Police Department at other times.
The City's street lighting system consists of both Xcel Energy owned lights and City owned lights. There are currently about 1,100 Xcel lights and 2000 City lights in the system. City policy states that any new street lights installed in existing unlighted areas and new developments must be City owned, and the cost of installation assessed against the benefiting properties. To request new street lights in your neighborhood, contact the City Engineer. To report street light outages or damage, call 710-857-4100.
City ordinance requires that a sight triangle must be maintained free of view obstructions at all intersections. The property owner of a corner lot is responsible for maintaining this clear sight triangle. If you wish to report a view obstruction, please call the Assistant Traffic Engineer at 701-857-4100.