Streetlight Pole and Traffic Signal Mast Arm Painting

News posted Jul. 09, 2018 - 4:00 pm

The Department of Transportation and Duke Energy are collaborating on a project to paint streetlight poles and traffic signal mast arms on various streets in downtown Raleigh. Transformer Maintenance & Service, Inc. (TMS) has been contracted with to perform the work.

This short-term project will be accomplished in several phases beginning on Sunday, July 8, 2018 and concluded by late July or early August. The TMS crew(s) will work from Sunday through Wednesday, 10 p.m. - 6 a.m.

Prepping the poles and signal mast arms for a fresh coat of paint consists of using an air compressor to remove the old paint. Then, the poles and mast arms will be refurbished with a protective coat of paint, applied either by roll/brush or spray painting, which should last at least 25 years. It will take the technicians an hour to complete this process for each pole. As well, new street/traffic signs will be reinstalled to replace any existing signs removed prior to painting.

The active work zones are:

  • N. Salisbury Street (from Edenton to Morgan Streets)
  • Wilmington Street (from Davie to Edenton Streets)
  • Blount Street (from Edenton to Davie Streets)
  • Edenton Street (from Wilmington to Salisbury Streets)
  • Morgan Street (from Salisbury to Blount Streets)
  • Hargett Street (from Fayetteville to Person Streets)
  • Martin Street (from Fayetteville to Person Streets)

There are NO street closures associated with this project; however, parking spaces within the work zone for each phase will be encumbered to allow the technicians to park the bucket truck as close as possible to the light poles. Signs will be posted in advance before technicians move to the next work zone to begin work.

Future improvements to the streetlight poles include replacing the damaged decorative pole skirts with new ones.

For more information, contact:
Transportation Department

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