Many State Departments of Transportation (DOT) use some form of nighttime work zone to conduct construction and maintenance activities on or near the travel portion of the road system. Roadway lighting eases the task of driving at night by illuminating the pavement to help drivers see the general direction of the roadway, aiding them in seeing structures alongside the roadway more clearly, and enabling them to see areas of the roadway where headlights do not provide adequate light. This document provides a procedure for designing a nighttime lighting system in work zones where no formal lighting plan exists. Engineers, designers, and contractor personnel can use this process without the need to be an expert in illumination.
Specifically, the guidelines addresses questions related to selecting the most appropriate type, quantity, and configuration of lighting for nighttime work zones while not only meeting minimum industry-accepted lighting requirements for construction and maintenance work activities but also taking into account the need to minimize the negative impacts of glare on drivers.
Engineers, designers, and contractor personnel can use this process without the need to be an expert in illumination.
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Publication Date: 2013
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Topics: Best Practices; Glare; Lighting; Night Work