What’s In Your ToolBox? Preparing for Traffic Signal Knockdowns

John ThomasSignal Knockdowns, Temporary Signals, Traffic Signals

What’s In Your ToolBox? Preparing for Traffic Signal Knockdowns Traffic signal knockdowns are unpredictable and can quickly wreak havoc, resulting in dangerous traffic conditions. Knockdowns can be caused from a sudden strong storm with high winds, a natural disaster or an errant motorist impacting a signal pole. In an instant, traffic at a busy intersection can be turned to chaos, … Read More

MAXIMIZE SUN EXPOSURE TO KEEP YOUR PORTABLE SIGNALS CHARGED

John ThomasADDCO PTS-2000, Traffic Signals

When skies are gray and days are shorter in the winter, it’s more important than ever to squeeze every drop of energy from the sun to keep your portable traffic signal batteries charged. That’s why the ADDCO PTS-2000 portable traffic signal is engineered with the Solar Tilt and Rotate feature (STAR) feature. The ADDCO PTS-2000 incorporates the STAR system to … Read More

OPTIONS FOR SHORT-TERM TRAFFIC CONTROL

John ThomasTraffic Safety, Traffic Signals

When you think about short-term temporary traffic control, what solutions come to mind? Today there are several options are available, including flaggers, automated flagger assistance devices (AFADs) and portable traffic signals. Choosing the best option for your work zone depends on variables such project duration, location of work, road type, geometrics, intersections, road user volumes, travel speeds and other factors. … Read More

THE DANGER OF DRIVEWAY TRAFFIC

John ThomasTraffic Safety, Traffic Signals

Work zones are a complex maze of traffic control devices, equipment and changing travel paths.  It is complicated enough to safely control the traffic through a work zone when there is a temporary one-lane section of roadway, but when you add driveways and side streets into the mix, it can be even more challenging to avoid motorist confusion. It is … Read More

TRAFFIC SIGNAL BATTERY MAINTENANCE REMINDER

John ThomasTraffic Signals

Your Portable Traffic Signals are hardy… but they need water to stay alive. If you lease or own portable traffic signals, it’s important to maintain the solar charging system on each trailer to ensure proper operation. This includes monitoring and maintaining proper water levels in all system batteries and ensuring all solar panels are kept free of dirt, snow and … Read More