ANALYSIS AND DESIGN PROCEDURES FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA HIGHWAY LIGHTING NEEDS STUDY

A HIGHWAY LIGHTING NEEDS STUDY WAS CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF BRINGING PENNSYLVANIA'S HIGHWAY LIGHTING INTO COMPLIANCE WITH THE FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS RESULTING FROM THE HIGHWAY SAFETY ACT OF 1966. THE STUDY INVOLVED THE COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF DATA TAKEN AT A SAMPLE OF MORE THAN 1,200 SITES FROM THE POPULATION OF 4,591 SITES THAT REQUIRE LIGHTING UNDER THE FEDERAL STANDARDS. PROCEDURES WERE DEVELOPED TO FACILITATE THE RAPID DESIGN OF LIGHTING WHERE NONE EXISTED, THE EVALUATION OF LIGHTING AT EXISTING INSTALLATIONS, AND THE RE-DESIGN OF EXISTING INADEQUATE INSTALLATIONS. INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, AND ENERGIZING COSTS WERE THEN ESTIMATED. THE TECHNIQUES DEVELOPED FOR THE STUDY ARE PRESENTED AND DISCUSSED IN TERMS OF THEIR VALUE TO THE PROJECT. APPLICATIONS OF THE DESIGN AND ANALYSIS ARE THEN DISCUSSED IN TERMS OF THEIR POTENTIAL FOR TIME SAVINGS IN PRELIMINARY DESIGN AND COST ESTIMATION FOR HIGHWAY LIGHTING INSTALLATIONS.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 21-30
  • Monograph Title: Lighting
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00222091
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309020883
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 17 1973 12:00AM