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Temporary lighting for worksite

Temporary lighting for worksite

(OP)
Hi

I know this isn't exactly a civil engineering question, but maybe some of you have faced a situation like this and could help me.

There is this company that is doing some civil works on a street right in front of inhabited houses. The work consists in installing new pipes for the sewage system so it takes a couple of months and meanwhile, the people that inhabit the houses have to put up with it. There have been a few minor accidents and I'm convinced some of them are due to the lack of appropriate public lighting.

So is there any advice for this situation? I researched "temporary lighting" but all I got was some lamps that I couldn't find a way to install in the posts that already exists. Please if someone has an idea about how to better illuminate this street while the works lasts, let me know.

Thanks.

RE: Temporary lighting for worksite

The designer of the project should have put a traffic control plan in the specification. It is not just lights. it is traffic as well.

RE: Temporary lighting for worksite

Seconded bimr's comment.

Additionally the MUTCD provided by the FHWA and various state Work Area Protection Manuals provide requirements for temporary site lighting. In Virginia we have a Work Area Protection Manual available at the following link: http://www.virginiadot.org/business/resources/wztc....

RE: Temporary lighting for worksite

work should be done during daylight, night work is generally not allowed in residential areas. the construction area should be fenced or barricaded to prevent public access. if there is insufficient light at night to see the barricades, they should be flashing

RE: Temporary lighting for worksite

One important note is that in several jurisdictions "flashers" on barricades and group 2 devices have been removed from the standard. These devices are not considered "crash worthy" and have become projectile hazards to motorists and workers when barricades have been struck.

Many jurisdictions do allow night work in residential areas and typically will have public hearings ahead of time. If the lighting is a nuisance I would recommend calling/emailing your local DOT representative and see if they can help. They are in the business of assisting their clients, the citizen.

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(OP)
Thanks for the answers to those who bothered reading the question, not so much for those who just saw the title and thought they had it figured out.

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