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Roadway Lighting

Overview

Roadway lighting is another means to increase visibility for drivers and other roadway users. Properly designed roadway lighting allows road users to quickly assess roadway conditions and creates a safer environment within the roadway vicinity. New technologies to reduce the long-term costs of lighting need to be balanced with understanding and addressing the needs of the road user.

Roadway Lighting


Page last modified on February 1, 2017
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