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Section 2: Continuous Lighting

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Introduction

There are two kinds of standard agreements for continuous lighting systems — the “100 Percent Agreement” and the “50-50 Agreement.” Which agreement is used depends on whether TxDOT bears the entire cost of the system or shares the expense with a municipality.

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100 Percent Agreement

The 100 percent agreement provides that TxDOT assumes the total cost of design and installation of the continuous lighting system, and that the local government assumes all cost of the subsequent operation and maintenance.

Full Title: Agreement for Construction, Maintenance, and Operation of Continuous Highway Lighting System(s) within a Municipality

There are two versions of the 100 Percent Agreement, identified as follows:

  • SC(100) – CMO (100)(B) — referred to as the “100% Blanket Agreement”
  • SC(100) – CMO (100)(SL) — same as above except restricted to specific limits (hence the “SL”) on the highway.

See Chapter 3 of the Agreements Volume of the Traffic Operations Collection for more information.

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50-50 Agreement

The 50-50 agreement provides that TxDOT and the local government share equally the cost of the installation, operation, and maintenance of the continuous lighting system.

Full Title: Agreement for Construction, Maintenance and Operation of Continuous Highway Lighting System(s) within a Municipality (specific limits)

The 50-50 agreement is identified as follows: SC(50) – CMO (50)(SL).

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