Community / Roads & Bridges

School Zone Flashing Warning Signals

warning-signalMinimum criteria for Precinct 4 to install School Zone Flashing Warning Signals (FWS):

  1. A formal request for FWS installation from the respective school district must be submitted to Precinct 4 for evaluation. 
  2. A traffic engineering study must be completed and approved by Commissioner’s Court for a reduced school zone speed limit and
  3. Review and approval of the traffic engineering study must be accomplished by the Harris County Engineering Department - Traffic & Transportation Section.

Funding is limited and is typically prioritized to address the needs of public elementary and intermediate/junior high schools first.

*Note: Precinct 4 will evaluate a request for FWS systems from a private school system and consider the installation of a warranted FWS system, as funds are available, if the requesting entity (private school) is the property owner of record where the school is established and the requesting entity enters into an Agreement with Harris County to fund a significant portion of the construction cost.