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Lighting and signal certification field guide 2016

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.

2016 Lighting & Signal Certification Field Guide

Chapter Number
Chapter Title
File Type
 
Cover
Table of Contents
1
Introduction
2
Standard Specifications
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
Roadway Lighting
15
Wiring
16
Vehicle Detection
17
Mast Arm Poles and Pedestals
18
Signal Heads
19
Accessible Pedestrian Signal (APS) Push Buttons
20
Emergency Vehicle Preemption
21
Service Equipment
22
Traffic Signal Cabinets
23
Surface Finish
24
Removal
25
Signs
26
Pavement Markings
27
Wood Pole Span Wire Signal Systems
28
Restoration and Cleanup
29
Final Inspection Forms
30
Activating / Deactivating a Signal
31
Warranties
32
Correction of Plan Sheets
33
Appendix
2016 What's New Class Handout