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BDOT Overview


The City of Birmingham Department of Transportation strives to develop and maintain a safe and efficient transportation system with multiple options for every user. Our efforts support and connect walkable, vibrant communities throughout the city.


We are working to ensure that the City of Birmingham’s transportation system promotes a high quality of life, a healthy environment, and strong economic vitality.


Key Initiatives

Apply for a Permit

Report a Problem


  Current Projects         

Oporto Madrid

Safety Improvements


On-Demand (Via)


Shared Space Permits

Shared Micromobility


 Essential Services          

Sidewalk Maintenance

Street Maintenance


BDOT Responsibilities

The City of Birmingham Department of Transportation (formerly Department of Traffic Engineering) is responsible for:

  • transportation system planning and design;
  • transportation system permitting;
  • signal system engineering, analysis, and planning;
  • signal maintenance;
  • lighting maintenance;
  • signs and markings maintenance;
  • bridge, paving, sidewalk, and tunnel inspection and planning; and
  • on-street parking system management.



BDOT is always trying to find people that have a strong work ethic, a great attitude, and very passionate about multimodal transportation. The hiring process for the City of Birmingham is administered by the Personnel Board of Jefferson County. You can see active job postings by checking their website (   


Career Opportunities


Get in Touch


City Hall

710 20th Street N., 9th Floor
Birmingham, AL 35203


Operations Shop

601 6th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35233





BDOT Quick Links:

Key Initiatives
Permit Applications
Shared Micromobility Device Systems