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Signal and lighting certification field guide 2015

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.

2015 Signal & Lighting 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
Lighting
8
Staking
9
Traffic Control
10
Excavation and Backfill
11
Conduits and Fittings
12
Handholes & Junction Boxes
13
Bonding and Grounding
14
Concrete Foundations
15
Wiring
16
Vehicle Detection
17
Mast Arm Poles and Pedestals
18
Signal Heads
19
Luminaires, Photo Cells and Navigation Fixtures
20
APS Pedestrian Push Buttons
21
EVP
22
Service Equipment
23
Traffic Signal Cabinets
24
Surface Finish
25
Removal
26
Signs
27
Pavement Markings
28
Wood Pole Span Wire Signal Systems
29
Restoration and Cleanup
30
Final Inspection Forms
31
Activating / Deactivating a Signal
32
Warranties
33
Correction of Plan Sheets
34
Appendix
2014 What's New Class Handout