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Section 5: Systems Financed, Installed, and Operated by Other Agencies

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TxDOT Policy

Local governments may finance, install, and operate illumination systems on those portions of designated or marked highway routes in cities and towns where such highways are not lighted by TxDOT.

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Guidelines

TxDOT will cooperate with local governments in the consideration of such illumination systems. TxDOT personnel may assist and advise in the planning and design of such systems when requested by a local government.

Roadway lighting systems installed by local governments on a segment of the state highway system should meet all safety-related requirements under federal and state law and TxDOT functional manuals.

Cities must obtain the approval of the state for all proposals to install illumination. These proposals should be reviewed by TxDOT for compliance with pole placement guidelines. Such installations must be in accordance with municipal maintenance agreements and, in some cases, the city must obtain a utility permit from the district.

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