Section 2: FinancingAnchor: #i999377
Roadway construction contracts should make maintenance of the roadway lighting system — including temporary lighting — the contractor’s responsibility. The state, however, is typically responsible for the electrical energy charges.Anchor: #i999387
Method of Payment
There are two methods for measuring and paying for temporary illumination according to Item 617, "Temporary Roadway Illumination."
By the Month. Measurement and payment by month is the most frequently used method of paying for temporary lighting. This method is also the most expensive for the state, as the contractor is forced to include in his bid unexpected costs for contingencies such as knocked down poles. For the monthly method, the plans and specifications must be precise, because variations require field changes. Roadway illumination assemblies, temporary wiring, foundations, electrical services, and all other materials and labor are subsidiary to this item.
By Each. Temporary lighting may be measured and paid for by each unit or part of a unit. When using this method, the measurement is by each roadway illumination assembly installed or relocated. Temporary wiring, foundations, electrical services, and all other materials and labor are subsidiary to this item.
TxDOT is responsible for electricity used by the temporary lighting.Anchor: #i999432
If equipment installed for a temporary lighting system can be reused, the contractor should be required to turn over to TxDOT such equipment quantities as paid for in the contract and not damaged by motorists, in good condition, delivered to a site as directed by the engineer.