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Section 2: Responsibilities

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Introduction

This section outlines the responsibilities of TxDOT divisions and districts in regard to highway illumination.

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Traffic Operations Division

The Traffic Operations Division (TRF):

  • prepares policies, procedures, and standards for electrical and illumination systems
  • develops and maintains standard lighting agreement forms
  • reviews and processes plans, specifications, and estimates (PS&E) for electrical and illumination projects
  • assists districts with design, construction, and maintenance problems associated with electrical and illumination systems
  • reviews and approves shop drawings for high mast lighting assemblies (unless the district chooses to handle the matter)
  • conducts electrical and illumination design training
  • reviews lighting and electrical field changes
  • assists districts with luminaire pole shop drawings and submittal review of electrical and illumination projects
  • writes specifications for warehouse stock and for purchase requisitions for lighting equipment.
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Bridge Division

The Bridge Division (BRG) reviews and approves shop drawings for high mast lighting poles (unless the district chooses to handle the matter).

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Design Division

The Design Division (DES) reviews and forwards “Airway-Highway Clearance Form” (FAA 7460-1) to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as stated in the PS&E Preparation Manual. DES also forwards submission and clearance paperwork to the districts. These FAA requirements are found in Advisory Circular AC 70/7460-1K, “Obstruction Marking and Lighting” and Advisory Circular AC 70/7460-2K, “Proposed Construction or Alteration of Objects that may Affect the Navigable Airspace.”

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Districts

Districts:

  • initiate, process, and retain lighting agreements with cities and counties when necessary
  • review and approve shop drawings for standard illumination projects
  • design lighting and electrical projects
  • ensure local government compliance with lighting agreements
  • construct electrical and illumination projects in accordance with plans
  • maintain electrical and illumination systems
  • operate electrical and illumination systems
  • ensure that standard designs are compatible with and applicable to plans
  • prepare and submit FAA Form 7460-1 “Airway-Highway Clearance Form” to DES as stated in the PS&E Preparation Manual. (FAA requirements are found Advisory Circular AC 70/7460-1K, “Obstruction Marking and Lighting” and Advisory Circular AC 70/7460-2K, “Proposed Construction or Alteration of Objects that may Affect the Navigable Airspace”).
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