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Lighting and signal certification field guide 2018

Introduction

This field guide is for workers who are involved in the construction of traffic signals and lighting systems that MnDOT operates or maintains.

The objective is to provide an overview of the contract documents and review MnDOT’s materials and construction requirements for those kinds of projects. The field guide is designed to assist everyone involved in these projects become familiar with the contract documents, construction requirements and their application to projects, so that the location and installation of contract items on all projects is uniform and as maintenance free as possible.

This field guide and training is not intended as a substitute for contract documents. The material presented in the field guide is taken from contract documents. Some of it has been paraphrased and contains information that is based on methods and experience acquired from numerous projects. Improved designs, equipment, special applications and variations in standard requirements may develop after the publication of this field guide and is covered in subsequent contract documents.

2018 Lighting & Signal Certification Field Guide

Chapter Number
Chapter Title
File Type
 
Cover
Table of Contents
Acronyms and Abbreviations
1
Introduction
2
Standard Specifications and Special Provisions
3
Standard Plates
4
Plans
5
Materials
6
Gopher State One Call
7
Traffic Control
8
Staking
9
Excavation and Backfill
10
Foundations & Equipment Pads
11
Conduits and Fittings
12
Handholes, Pulling Vaults & Junction Boxes
13
Grounding & Bonding
14
Wiring
15
Vehicle Detection
16
Signal and Light Poles
17
Signal Heads and Luminaires
18
Accessible Pedestrian Signal (APS) Push Buttons
19
Emergency Vehicle Preemption / Enforcement Lighting
20
Service Equipment
21
Traffic Signal Cabinet
22
Surface Finish
23
Removal and Salvage of Existing Equipment
24
Signs
25
Pavement Markings
26
Wood Pole Span Wire Traffic Control Signal System
27
Restoration and Cleanup
28
Activating / Deactivating a Signal
29
Project Completion Documents
Appendix
Power Point Presentation Booklet
What's New Class Handout