Traffic Signals, Signs & Other Parking Controls

Traffic / Parking Signs & Pavement Markings

The DPW - Transportation Division works closely with the DPW - Highway Division in the planning, maintenance, and operation of all traffic control and street name signs, pavement markings, street lights, traffic signals, parking meters and parking-related signage.

Replacing Signs

Signs are replaced when damaged or faded, posts straightened when needed, and tree limbs/vegetation cut back for visibility. Street striping such as stop bars, crosswalks, parking stall boundaries, shoulder markings, and lane lines on town streets are also maintained by the DPW - Highway Division. 

Contact the DPW - Transportation Division if you believe the placement of a traffic control sign, parking sign, or pavement marking is warranted for safety reasons at a specific location. 

Report any damaged, missing, or faded sign or markings via the BrookONline App or via phone to the DPW Highway Division at 617-879-4900.

Traffic Signals

The traffic and pedestrian signals in Brookline are monitored by the DPW - Transportation Division in order to optimize their operations. The Town prioritizes safety and access for Pedestrians, Cyclists, Public Transportation, and Emergency Vehicles over commuting motor vehicles. Repairs, testing, and preventive maintenance are performed by the DPW - Highway Division. 

Questions or complaints regarding the operation of an individual traffic or pedestrian signal should be submitted by request / comment form to the DPW - Transportation Division. 

To report a signal malfunction, call the DPW - Highway Division immediately at 617-646-2700 on weekdays. On weekends and holidays, contact the Brookline Police Department at 617-730-2222.