Chapter 14 MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC*
Section 14-61 Office established; general powers and duties; state highway commission to function as for state highways.
(a) The office of city traffic engineer within the department
of public works is established. The
director of public works or his designated city official shall serve as city traffic engineer in
addition to his other functions, and shall exercise the powers and duties with respect to traffic as
provided in this chapter.
(b) The city traffic engineer shall determine the installation
and proper timing and
maintenance of traffic control devices, conduct engineering analyses of traffic accidents and
devise remedial measures, conduct engineering investigations of traffic conditions, plan the
operation of traffic on the streets and highways of the city, and cooperate with other city officials
in the development of ways and means to improve traffic conditions, and carry out the additional
powers and duties imposed by ordinances of the city, except as hereinafter provided.
(c) The function of the city traffic engineer with all the
powers, duties and authority given
under Section 300.010 through Section 300.600, Revised Statutes of Missouri, known as the
"Model Traffic Ordinance," and adopted as revised herein, shall be vested in the state highway
commission for all state highways as defined in section 14-1 and hereinafter called "state
highway," which are presently in existence and maintained by the state highway commission and
all such state highways which are in the future built, constructed, or which the state highway
commission assumes the responsibility to maintain within the corporate limits or within any area
annexed by the city.
(d) The state highway commission shall have exclusive authority
to place and maintain traffic
control signs, signals and devices on all state highways maintained by the state highway
commission, as defined in subsection (c) hereof. The state highway commission is given express
authority to delegate to the district engineer any power or authority vested in the state highway
commission by this chapter.
(Code 1964, § 12.060)
State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 300.060.