Night-Time Construction IssuesAuthor/Presenter: Hancher, Donn E.; Taylor, Timothy R.B.
This paper summarizes the findings of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KyTC) study KTC-00-16, Night-Time Construction Issues. The current state of night-time construction is examined through a survey of night-time construction practitioners. In order to determine the feasibility of performing a project at night the factors that affect night operations are discussed as well as a night-time project evaluation form. As lighting is a crucial element of any night project, a new form of lighting technology is briefly discussed. An idea which is slowly beginning to gain favor with transportation departments is outlined, the contractor supplied work plan. Finally, ideas for improvements in public relations as well as recommendations for overall night-time project improvement are discussed.