Design Services Branch Standards and Tools
Below are Standards and Tools used in the design of Traffic Signals and Roadway Lighting.
For questions or comments, contact Ted Swansegar
 
CADD Standards and Traffic Operations Cell Library
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet uses Microstation Version 8 for all design plans. All plans must comply with the standards set forth by the Division of Highway Design. The links below provide access to these standards and a cell library for use in all Traffic Signal and Roadway Lighting plans.

KYTC CADD Standards Information
Traffic Operations Design Services Signal & Lighting Cell Library 2014 (.cel)
KYTC Supplied Traffic Signal Equipment/Estimate spreadsheet
The Division of Traffic Operations supplies several items for Traffic Singal installations. For accounting purposes, an install list must accompany all Traffic Signal plans. Below are downloadable Excel spreadsheets that list each KYTC supplied item. The Estimate spreadsheet is what Traffic Design Services uses to estimate projects.
  
  
  
2014 Signal and Lighting Estimate 1-29-2014.xlsx2014 Signal and Lighting Estimate 1-29-20141/29/2014 3:00 PM
Permit Install Items 01272014.xlsPermit Install Items 012720141/29/2014 10:13 AM
Project Install Items 01272014.xlsProject Install Items 012720141/29/2014 10:13 AM
Traffic Signal and Roadway Lighting Standard Detail Sheets
The Division of Traffic Operations has developed Standard Detail Sheets for inclusion in Traffic Signal and Roadway Lighting plans. Below are links to the Standard Detail Sheets and a list for the order in which they are to be inserted into a plan set.​
expand Category : Bid Item Notes for Lighting & Signals ‎(2)
Lighting Bid Item Notes.docLighting Bid Item Notes9/20/2012 1:03 PM
expand Category : Roadway Lighting Standard Detail Sheets ‎(25)
02-Quantity Sheet (SU) lighting.dgn02-Quantity Sheet (SU) lighting9/12/2013 3:46 PM
03 08-HM Low Device (HM).dgn03 08-HM Low Device (HM)5/25/2012 11:47 AM
03-Cobrafuse (CL).dgn03-Cobrafuse (CL)5/25/2012 11:48 AM
04 09-HM Base (HM).dgn04 09-HM Base (HM)7/23/2012 9:02 AM
04-Shepcrookfuse (CL).dgn04-Shepcrookfuse (CL)5/25/2012 11:49 AM
05 10-HM Pole (HM).dgn05 10-HM Pole (HM)5/25/2012 11:49 AM
05-Vectorfuse (CL).dgn05-Vectorfuse (CL)5/25/2012 11:50 AM
06 07 11-Junction Box (JB).dgn06 07 11-Junction Box (JB)9/20/2012 9:03 AM
06-Tformer Base (CL).dgn06-Tformer Base (CL)7/13/2012 1:58 PM
07 08-Barrier Wall (BW).dgn07 08-Barrier Wall (BW)6/4/2012 12:22 PM
07 09 12-Service (SE).dgn07 09 12-Service (SE)2/7/2014 10:37 AM
08 10 13-Service Base (SE).dgn08 10 13-Service Base (SE)2/7/2014 10:37 AM
ALL LIGHTING STANDARDS.dgnALL LIGHTING STANDARDS9/27/2013 12:45 PM
expand Category : Signs Standard Detail Sheets ‎(42)
T001 Signing Summary of Quantities.pdfT001 Signing Summary of Quantities7/22/2011 12:40 PM
T002 Signing General Notes.pdfT002 Signing General Notes7/22/2011 12:40 PM
T003 Signing General Notes.pdfT003 Signing General Notes7/22/2011 12:40 PM
T004 General Details Spec Notes Sheet.pdfT004 General Details Spec Notes Sheet7/22/2011 12:40 PM
T005 Positioning Detail Sheet w Jeff Co note.pdfT005 Positioning Detail Sheet w Jeff Co note7/22/2011 12:39 PM
T005 Positioning Detail Sheet.pdfT005 Positioning Detail Sheet7/22/2011 12:39 PM
T006 Specific Service (LOGO).pdfT006 Specific Service (LOGO)7/22/2011 12:39 PM
T007 Panel Signs Detail Sheet.pdfT007 Panel Signs Detail Sheet7/22/2011 12:39 PM
T008 Type D Breakaway Support Detail.pdfT008 Type D Breakaway Support Detail7/22/2011 12:39 PM
T009 Sheeting Sign Detail Sheet 1 of 2.pdfT009 Sheeting Sign Detail Sheet 1 of 27/22/2011 12:39 PM
T010 Sheeting Sign Detail Sheet 2 of 2.pdfT010 Sheeting Sign Detail Sheet 2 of 22/28/2013 11:16 AM
T011 Gen Misc Posts Detail Sheet .pdfT011 Gen Misc Posts Detail Sheet 7/22/2011 12:39 PM
T012 Gen Typ Std Signs Detail Sheet.pdfT012 Gen Typ Std Signs Detail Sheet7/22/2011 12:39 PM
T013 Final - Barrier Wall Mounting Detail Sheet.pdfT013 Final - Barrier Wall Mounting Detail Sheet7/22/2011 12:39 PM
T014 Median Barrier Wall Post Detail.pdfT014 Median Barrier Wall Post Detail7/22/2011 12:39 PM
T015 Std Interchange Signing.pdfT015 Std Interchange Signing7/22/2011 12:39 PM
T016 Gore Sign Sheeting Detail.pdfT016 Gore Sign Sheeting Detail7/22/2011 12:38 PM
T017 Enhanced Mile Marker Detail Sheet.pdfT017 Enhanced Mile Marker Detail Sheet7/22/2011 12:38 PM
T040 Panel Sign Detail Sheet.pdfT040 Panel Sign Detail Sheet7/22/2011 12:38 PM
T04900DS Large Panel Sign Detail Sheet.pdfT04900DS Large Panel Sign Detail Sheet7/22/2011 12:38 PM
T050 Sheeting Sign Detail Sheet.pdfT050 Sheeting Sign Detail Sheet7/22/2011 12:38 PM
expand Category : Standard Detail Sheet Order ‎(3)
Current Standards.docCurrent Standards3/14/2014 10:43 AM
expand Category : Traffic Signal Standard Detail Sheets ‎(23)
02-Quantity Sheet (SU).dgn02-Quantity Sheet (SU)9/12/2013 3:46 PM
03-Cabinet Base (CA).dgn03-Cabinet Base (CA)3/14/2014 10:43 AM
04-Loops (LP).dgn04-Loops (LP)7/13/2012 2:09 PM
05-Ped Detector (PO).dgn05-Ped Detector (PO)7/13/2012 2:09 PM
06-Ped Signal Countdown (PO).dgn06-Ped Signal Countdown (PO)5/2/2013 3:42 PM
07-Poles (PO).dgn07-Poles (PO)5/2/2013 3:42 PM
08-Mast Arm Mono (MA).dgn08-Mast Arm Mono (MA)5/2/2013 3:42 PM
09-Junction Box (JB).dgn09-Junction Box (JB)9/20/2012 9:03 AM
10-Conduit (SP).dgn10-Conduit (SP)7/13/2012 2:09 PM
19-Blankout Sign (SP).dgn19-Blankout Sign (SP)5/12/2011 10:20 AM
21-Antenna (RA).dgn21-Antenna (RA)5/12/2011 10:20 AM
ALL SIGNAL STANDARDS.dgnALL SIGNAL STANDARDS3/14/2014 3:03 PM

- Steel Strain Pole Analysis -
Calculates the required strengths for Steel Strain Poles, Steel Mast Arm Poles, and Steel Highmast Poles based upon the AASHTO Standard Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires, and Traffic Signals, 2009 Edition.

 New Webapp for SALSA is now available: All users will need to request login/password. Please email Ted Swansegar for access. After prequalification for Electrical design is verified a login/password will be sent to the user.

Signal and Lighting Tutorial for project design

 These documents will show the consultant the step by step process that the KYTC designers follow to get Signal\Lighting design from the start of a project to the final submittal to Construction Procurement.  It also will show some detailed steps for the actual design process.

 ​Signal Plan Preparation Tutorial 2013.docx

Lighting Plan Preparation Tutorial 2013.docx

Conduit Sizing Calculator
Calculates the required conduit sized based upon number and type of wires/cables to be installed.
Online Version
  
  
  
conduit sizing.xlsconduit sizing9/1/2011 5:15 PM
Pole Base Volume Calculator
Calculates pole base volumes based upon diameter and depth.​
  
  
  
polebasevolumecalculator.xlspolebasevolumecalculator5/12/2011 1:11 PM
 

 Lighting Software

 

​Authorizes programs to use for Lighting Layout

Lighting Analysts illumination engineering software (AGi32)- The photometric design should be a change to a 3D design.  For typical design see tutorial above.

 

 Standards and Tools Updates

 
  
updated standards

03-Cabinet Base (CA).dgn/.pdf

Current Standards.doc

ALL SIGNAL STANDARDS.dgn

Add Attachment heights.xlsx​

updated service details

updated

07 09 12-Service (SE).dgn and .pdf

08 10 13-Service Base (SE).dgn and .pdf

 

Current Standards.doc​

Updates and adds

Estimates

cells

add tutorial for signals and lighting design​

updated signal and lighting standards

signal and lighting quantities/bid note sheet

service base

service pole

All lighting standards

all signal standards

current standards

Signing details update

T010 SHEETING SIGN DETAIL SHEET 2 OF 2 .DGN/.PDF​

Contact Information Contact Info
Division of Traffic Operations
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
200 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40622
Phone: (502) 564-3020
Fax: (502) 564-7759
Email: jeff.wolfe@ky.gov
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Jeff Wolfe, PE, Director
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