Roadway Lighting Guide

Two decades of research into lighting concepts combined with major advancements in computer simulation and design software have resulted in new techniques and methodologies for design of efficient, effective, safe and environmentally responsive roadway lighting systems. A number of North American transportation jurisdictions have initiated the process of re-evaluating all aspects of roadway lighting systems to respond to the increasing public demands to provide safe, efficient and cost-effective systems. The objective of this project, advanced through the Traffic Operations and Management Standing Committee (TOMSC) of the Transportation Association of Canada, is to rewrite TAC's Guide for the Design of Roadway Lighting. Originally published in 1983, this national guide provides a general outline of engineering practices, warrants, planning methods, design techniques and the design criteria for roadway lighting systems.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)

      Ottawa, Ontario  Canada 

      City of Ottawa

      110 Laurier Avenue West
      Ottawa, ON  Canada  K1P 1J1

      Saskatchewan Department of Highways and Transportation

      1855 Victoria Avenue
      Regina, Saskatchewan    S4P 3V5

      Newfoundland Department of Works, Services and Transportation

      P.O. Box 8700
      St. John's, Newfoundland    A1B 4J6

      New Brunswick Department of Transportation

      Transportation Policy Branch, Suite 226, Kings Place
      P.O. Box 6000
      Fredericton, New Brunswick    E3B 5H1

      Alberta Transportation

      Technical Standards Branch
      1st Floor, 4999-98 Avenue
      Edmonton, Alberta    T6B 2X3
    • Project Managers:

      McLean, D

    • Performing Organizations:

      Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)

      Ottawa, Ontario  Canada 
    • Start Date: 20030000
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20060000
    • Source Data: RiP Project 10898

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01463050
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
    • Contract Numbers: 200411RT364E
    • Files: RIP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:15PM