Evaluation of Roadway High Mast Tower Lighting

This project will develop alternative designs for high-mast lighting systems and evaluate these systems in terms cost, required technology, and maintenance while also considering visibility requirements and changes in driver behavior on roads where these systems are implemented. The specific objectives are as follows: develop alternative hardware options (e.g., luminaires and poles) and alternative raising and lowering systems for high-mast installations; develop and install alternative high-mast lighting designs considering costs, light level, and maintenance; and assess the performance of alternative designs in terms of photometric performance, response of human drivers, maintenance requirements, and cost.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $362500
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
      Springfield, IL  United States  62764
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Illinois Center for Transportation
      1611 Titan Drive
      Rantoul, IL  United States  61866
    • Principal Investigators:

      Gibbons, Ronald

      Bhagavathula, Rajaram

    • Start Date: 20190816
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230831
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01715003
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-206
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 28 2019 10:08AM