Guidelines for the Installation, Inspection, Maintenance and Repair of Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaries, and Traffic Signals
Technical Documentation Form
|1. Report No.
FHWA NHI 05-036
|2. Government Accession No.||3. Recipient's Catalog No.|
|4. Title and Subtitle
Guidelines for the Installation, Inspection, Maintenance and Repair of Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires, and Traffic Signals
|5. Report Date
|6. Performing Organization Code
Michael J. Garlich, S.E., P.E. and Eric T. Thorkildsen, P.E.
|8. Performing Organization Report No.|
|9. Performing Organization Name and Address
Collins Engineers, Inc.
123 North Wacker Drive, Suite 300
Chicago, Illinois 60606
|10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)
|11. Contract or Grant No.
|12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address
Office of Bridge Technology
Federal Highway Administration
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20590
|13. Type of Report and Period Covered
|14. Sponsoring Agency Code
|15. Supplementary Notes
Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR): Larry Jones
FHWA Technical Consultant: Thomas Everett
This document provides guidance for the installation, inspection, maintenance, and repair of structural supports for highway signs, luminaires and traffic signals. The primary purpose is to provide owners with information that can assist them in managing their inventory, identifying potential problem areas, and ensuring safe and satisfactory performance of these types of ancillary highway structures. The primary reason for compiling this guidance is increasing problems with wind induced vibration, fatigue, and even structural collapse of these support systems. Documented problems with these structures include questionable design and details, poor fabrication practices, and poor installation techniques.
|17. Key Words
Sign Structures, Luminaires, Signal Structures, High Mast Lights, Mast Arms, Anchor Bolts, Inspection
|18. Distribution Statement
No restrictions. This document is available from the National Technical Information Services, Springfield, Virginia 22161
|19. Security Classif. (of this report)
|20. Security Classif, (of this page)
|21. No. of Pages
Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72) Reproduction of completed page authorized