Why do I have to wait so long after I stop at a specific signal?
At most traffic signals, different timing plans are used throughout the day for varying levels of traffic demand. Cycle lengths must be longer at larger intersections to accommodate higher volumes of traffic, increased directions of traffic and much longer pedestrian crossing times. Cycle lengths range from 60 seconds to 160 seconds in the City. As areas develop and traffic increases, some adjustments may need to be made to maximize the efficiency of the signal. Requests for timing changes should be referred to the City's Engineering Department at 214.509.4576. Please provide signal location, direction of traffic and day and time a problem occurs.

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1. What is the speed limit when there are no speed limit signs?
2. Is it possible to change the speed limit on a particular street?
3. How would I make a request to have a traffic signal or stop sign installed?
4. Can I ask for a speed limit sign to be installed in alleys?
5. How does a signal operate? Is a specific signal operating correctly?
6. How are signals synchronized?
7. Why do I have to wait so long after I stop at a specific signal?
8. How do I find how much traffic flow is at a specific location?
9. Are Stop signs effective as a tool for speed control?
10. Does the City install Speed Bumps (Road Humps) to control speeding problems on residential streets?
11. How does a pedestrian signal work?
12. Is the City of Allen working on getting DART rail service?