A NEW CONCEPT IN FREEWAY LIGHTING

THE NEW HIGHWAY LIGHTING GEOMETRY OFFERS IMPROVEMENTS IN LIGHTING EFFECTIVENESS, REDUCES CONSTRUCTION COSTS AND LOWERS OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE EXPENSES. MODERN TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES DEMAND THAT THE ILLUMINATING ENGINEER PROPERLY SELECTS A LIGHTING SYSTEM GEOMETRY RELATED TO ROAD FUNCTIONAL DESIGN. THE LIGHTING SYSTEM DESCRIBED IN THIS PAPER, USED ON THE MACDONALD CARTIER FREEWAY NEAR TORONTO, INTRODUCES NEW GEOMETRICAL PROPORTIONS BY DRASTICALLY CHANGING THE LUMINAIRE MOUNTING HEIGHT, POLE SPACING AND OTHER RELATIVE DIMENSIONS AND ANGLES. THE DESIGNER CAN THUS ACHIEVE BETTER PAVEMENT UNIFORMITY, REDUCED LIGHTING GLARE, IMPROVED VISIBILITY AND LOWER CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATING COSTS. THE ARTICLE ALSO CONTAINS A DESCRIPTION OF THE LIGHTING SYSTEM USED ON THE MACDONALD- CARTIER FREEWAY NEAR TORONTO. /CGRA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • pp 301-313, 2FIG, 1TAB, 5PHOT, 5REF
  • Authors:
    • KETVIRTIS, A
    • Hobson, R C
  • Publication Date: 1965-9-27

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  • Accession Number: 00203204
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: pp 349-352
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 1994 12:00AM