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.