Evaluation of Roadway Lighting Practices

Roadway lighting improves driver safety during nighttime driving conditions and promotes increased visibility for driver navigation. State departments of transportation (DOTs) recognize the safety benefits of roadway lighting and as such devote significant financial resources to the installation, operation, and maintenance of roadway lighting. Lighting maintenance costs, including electrical power consumption, often cost millions each year. KYTC is seeking cost‐effective ways to reduce operational costs for roadway lighting while preserving appropriate levels of safety. This project will assess roadway lighting practices, with specific attention paid to the evaluation of opportunities to reduce lighting operational costs through use of LED technology.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $175000
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 17‐549

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center
      College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center
      College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center
      College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Howell, Brian

    • Start Date: 20160501
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development
    • Subprogram: Highway Safety

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01675148
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 17‐549
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 18 2018 3:49PM