Development of Design Specifications, Details and Design Criteria for Traffic Light Poles

Current rules and fabrication methods employed in the design of traffic light poles do not adequately address fatigue and fracture issues associated with the connection of mast arms to the vertical poles and the connection of the poles to the foundations of structures. The purpose of this work was to collect existing data on this issue and to develop new design specifications and guidelines based on the findings. The new AASHTO Specification was critically reviewed, new design criteria for traffic light pole design were suggested, typical design drawings and details were prepared, and calculation procedures were outlined. All of this information is presented in the report, together with sample calculations and recommendations from manufacturers who reviewed this work.

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    University of Kansas, Lawrence

    Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
    1530 West 15th Street
    Lawrence, KS  United States  66045-7609

    Kansas Department of Transportation

    Bureau of Materials and Research, 700 SW Harrison Street
    Topeka, KS  United States  66603-3745
  • Authors:
    • Medina, Mario A
  • Publication Date: 2006-9


  • English

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  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 60p

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  • Accession Number: 01042163
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: K-TRAN: KU-98-6
  • Contract Numbers: C1035
  • Created Date: Feb 20 2007 9:19AM