Township of Upper Chichester, PA
Delaware County
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Table of Contents
[Added 11-9-2017 by Ord. No. 714]
A. 
The purpose of this article is to provide design engineers and qualified traffic signal contractors with the general requirements and administrative details governing the furnishing and installation of traffic signals within Upper Chichester Township. Any work involving traffic signals in Upper Chichester Township shall follow the most recent version of this article.
B. 
The owner or Township is hereby defined as Upper Chichester Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
C. 
The Township Engineer is hereby defined as Appointed Township Engineer of Upper Chichester Township.
D. 
The contractor is hereby defined as any PennDOT qualified contractor or subcontractor performing traffic signal-related work for a public or private entity in accordance with a PennDOT approved traffic signal permit.
E. 
The requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation specifications, also known as PennDOT Publication 408, shall apply to all aspects of the installation.
F. 
Special provisions for vendor-specific equipment and nonstandard PennDOT items have been included as part of this document. It is the responsibility of the contractor to contact the Township Engineer to determine which special provisions apply for a particular installation.
G. 
The contractor shall furnish all materials, implements, machinery, equipment, tools, supplies, transportation, labor and supervision required to construct the facilities as shown on contract drawings and specified herein. It shall be the responsibility of the contractor to proceed with the work in the manner and within such limitations as may be prescribed by the Township Engineer. Construction methods shall conform to the latest editions of PennDOT Publication 408 and Traffic Control 8800 series.
H. 
It is the responsibility of the private entity installing the traffic signal to secure all necessary PennDOT highway occupancy permit and PennDOT traffic signal permit approvals before work begins. Prior to submitting all relevant information to PennDOT, the private entity will submit the information to the Township Public Works Department and Township Engineer for review and comment.
The contractor shall confine his operations strictly within the limits of rights-of-way indicated by the plans and/or directed by the Township Engineer unless written permission is obtained to occupy additional ground. Upon completion of work, the contractor shall clean up and restore the area of his operations to a condition at least equal to original conditions. Damage to property outside of specified construction limits shall be the responsibility of the contractor and restoration of same shall be made at the contractor's expense.
The contractor is responsible for notifying the Pennsylvania One-Call System in accordance with PA Act 187. It is also the contractor's responsibility to protect all utilities from damage during work that has been marked through the Pennsylvania One-Call System. When a utility is damaged, the contractor must stop all work and notify the appropriate utility, the Township Engineer, and the Township Public Works Department. The contractor shall be responsible for any damage caused to marked utilities and for any damage caused to unmarked utilities after the initial damage occurs.
Maintenance and protection of pedestrian and vehicular traffic shall be strictly observed by the contractor in completing the project work program, as follows:
A. 
All workers must wear a reflective vest or other appropriate safety apparel during working hours. Additionally, all flaggers must be IMSA certified.
B. 
The contractor must provide vehicles outfitted with safety beacons, appropriate traffic control signing, barricades, flags and cones.
C. 
All work must be done in compliance with the contract drawings and the appropriate figures contained within Publication 213, Temporary Traffic Control Guidelines, published by PennDOT.
D. 
Open trenches across travel lanes are not permitted during nonworking hours unless, on the approval of the Township Engineer, such trenches are safely decked with steel plates of sufficient size and strength to support the traffic load. The steel plates shall be pinned into the existing surrounding roadway or sealed with asphalt along both intersecting roadway surfaces. The contractor's name and emergency telephone number shall be painted and legible on each plate to assist the Township in the event of an emergency.
E. 
All travel lanes must be open for traffic during the morning (6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.) and evening peak hours (3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.). Two-way traffic must be maintained at all times. Lane closures are permitted for short periods if flagging by IMSA-certified personnel is provided in accordance with PennDOT Publication 213.
A. 
The contractor shall provide the Upper Chichester Township Manager (610-485-5881 x215), and the Upper Chichester Township Public Works Department (610-485-5881) with information 24 hours in advance pertaining to potential traffic restrictions.
B. 
When the contractor is providing flag control of an intersection due to traffic signal power interruption, the contractor shall notify the Upper Chichester Township Public Works Department.
C. 
Construction supervision and final acceptance of traffic signal construction will be made by the Township Public Works Director after consultation with the owner's field representative (the Engineer) and the Township Engineer.
A. 
It shall be the responsibility of the contractor to arrange a preconstruction meeting on site with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Traffic Unit, the Township Engineer, and the Township Public Works Department to spot signal poles, controller cabinet pad, and vehicle detector locations in the field. No work may begin until this meeting has been held and the intended scope of the signal installation is satisfactory to all parties.
B. 
Once work has begun, the contractor shall be responsible for notifying the Township Engineer and the Township Public Works Department 24 hours prior to the following, so that a representative of the Township Engineer and/or the Township Public Works Department may be on site to inspect the following work:
(1) 
Installation of signal pole foundations before concrete is placed;
(2) 
Trenching and conduit installation before backfilling occurs;
(3) 
Saw cutting for loop detector installation before sealing;
(4) 
Installation of loop detector wire, prior to sealing;
(5) 
Completion of earth ground resistance testing of each foundation as per PennDOT Publication 408;
(6) 
Completion of loop detector series, inductance, and resistance testing in accordance with PennDOT Publication 408 before splices are sealed within the junction box;
(7) 
Video detection system installation and set-up;
(8) 
Fiber optic cable termination, tipping, and testing;
(9) 
Uninterruptible power supply testing;
(10) 
Adaptive traffic control activation.
C. 
The contractor shall test all standard inductance loop detectors and ground rods in the presence of the Township Engineer and/or the Township Public Works Department. The resistance to earth-ground of the controller cabinet shall be less than 15 ohms (not bonded) and the resistance to earth-ground of the signal support poles shall be less than 25 ohms (not bonded).
D. 
The contractor shall test all switches and push buttons located within the switch compartment in the presence of the Township Engineer and/or the Township Public Works Department.
E. 
The contractor shall perform bidirectional power meter/light source testing at all fiber termination points in the presence of the Township Engineer and the Township Public Works Department. Work not inspected and/or completed to the satisfaction of the Township Engineer and/or the Township Public Works Department shall be redone by the contractor at the direction of the Township Engineer and the Township Public Works Department.
A. 
Thirty-day testing period. Upon substantial completion of the scope of work to the satisfaction of the Township Engineer, a thirty-day testing period shall begin. The contractor shall hold a meeting with the PennDOT Traffic Unit, the Township Engineer, and the Director of Public Works to begin the thirty-day testing period. During this time period, the contractor must commence repairs for signal flash or blackout within one hour of notification by the Township. Also, the contractor must correct all failures by repairing or replacing malfunctioning parts or equipment or faulty workmanship, regardless of the cause, within 24 hours after having been notified by the Township. In addition, during this time period the contractor must guarantee the satisfactory in-service operation of mechanical and electrical equipment, related components, signing, pavement markings, and the controller assembly, regardless of the cause for unsatisfactory operation. After correcting failures for any reason, the thirty-day testing period shall be restarted.
B. 
Prededication maintenance period. Upon satisfactory completion of the thirty-day testing period, a prededication maintenance period shall begin. The prededication maintenance period shall be effective for one year from satisfactory completion of the thirty-day testing period or until satisfactory completion of all necessary roadway improvements as part of the land development agreement process, whichever is longer. During the prededication maintenance period, the contractor shall:
(1) 
Maintain equipment in the controller cabinet, using additional locks as necessary to prevent entry by others;
(2) 
Repair faulty workmanship, repair or replace defective materials or equipment and correct malfunctions in the controller cabinet within 48 hours after commencing repairs;
(3) 
Commence repairs no later than the working day following notification of failures or malfunctions, except for failures or malfunctions which result in a signal flash or blackout, in which case repairs must commence within one hour upon notification by the Township;
(4) 
If the contractor does not report on site within one hour following notification of a signal flash or blackout, the Township will immediately commence repairs. The developer's escrow for the project shall then be billed accordingly for all work performed by the Township. This would include administrative time as well as contractor time;
(5) 
Guarantee repairs or replacements for the balance of the prededication maintenance period;
(6) 
Provide the Township's Director of Public Works and the Township Engineer with the name and telephone number of the person to be notified in the event of failures or malfunctions during the guarantee period.
C. 
Final dedication.
(1) 
The following shall signify final dedication of the work:
(a) 
Satisfactory completion of the thirty-day testing period and prededication maintenance period;
(b) 
Satisfactory completion of all outstanding construction items as outlined by the Engineer;
(c) 
Submission of all required documentation to the satisfaction of the Township Engineer and Township;
(d) 
Approval of the Township Engineer to certify dedication of the traffic signal to the Township. NOTE: The Township Engineer shall not certify dedication of the traffic signal until the private entity contracting the work has completed all necessary roadway improvements as part of the land development agreement process. If the roadway is a PennDOT roadway, PennDOT approval is needed prior to Township approval. The traffic signal installation is considered a roadway improvement, and as such, shall not be accepted by the Township until all roadway improvements are certified complete by the Township Engineer and accepted for final dedication by the Township.
(e) 
If the traffic signal installation is on a PennDOT roadway, certification of all appropriate agreements, escrowed funds, and approvals with and from PennDOT will be required. The Township will consider accepting for final dedication.
(2) 
Until final dedication is granted to the contractor, the contractor is responsible for commencing repairs by repairing or replacing malfunctioning parts or equipment or faulty workmanship, regardless of the cause, after having been notified by the Township. In addition, during this time period the contractor must guarantee the satisfactory in-service operation of mechanical and electrical equipment, related components, signing (if applicable), pavement markings (if applicable), and the controller assembly, regardless of the cause for unsatisfactory operation. During this time, any deteriorating pavement markings must be repaired.
A. 
New material summary.
(1) 
All materials shall be in accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Publication 408 specifications (latest edition/supplements) and NEMA standards. All materials shall be supplied by PennDOT approved manufacturers.
(2) 
Upper Chichester Township, in order to minimize maintenance costs, has established the following types of equipment, or equal, as standard within its jurisdiction:
(a) 
Traffic signal controller battery: Econolite ASC/3.
(b) 
Backup (UPS) system: DBL 111 MX series.
(c) 
Adaptive signal control: InSync as manufactured by Rhythm Engineering.
(d) 
Traffic signal/pedestrian LEDs video: Dialight ITE Compliant LED signal modules.
(e) 
Detection: Autoscope SoloTerra vehicle detection system.
(f) 
Emergency pre-emption durable: Opticom.
(g) 
Pavement markings on-street master: thermoplastic.
(h) 
Traffic responsive: Econolite ASC/2M-1000.
(3) 
All equipment supplied shall strictly satisfy the project specifications and shall be supplied in accordance with these specifications.
B. 
Existing or old material. The contractor shall notify the Township Public Works Department at the time of removal of existing traffic signalization equipment and shall request direction as to the ultimate disposition of said equipment. The contractor shall comply with the direction of the Township Public Works Department and shall be responsible for the ultimate disposition of the equipment.
C. 
Consruction methods. Construction methods shall be in accordance with the applicable sections of PennDOT publications 408, 148, 111, 213, and 72, or latest editions.
D. 
Closed loop system upgrade. As part of any installation occurring within a closed loop system, the contractor is responsible for upgrading the system software on the Township central monitoring station or through PennDOT's Centracs system. All intersections located on PennDOT roadways in Township shall be connected to PennDOT's Centracs system. Intersections along all other roadways shall be connected to Centracs at the direction of the Township. This upgrade will include ensuring communication between the local controller and the central monitor, downloading/uploading local controller information and the central monitor, and installation of intersection graphics in a format similar to the existing intersection graphics used at the central monitoring station. The contractor will be responsible for ensuring that the new installation functions as part of the existing closed loop system to the satisfaction of the Township.
E. 
Adaptive signal control. All intersections located on Routes 452, 322, and Chichester Avenue shall be equipped with InSync adaptive control as manufactured by Rhythm Engineering. Intersections along all other roadways may be equipped with InSync adaptive control at the direction of the Township.
F. 
Required submittals.
(1) 
Five copies of the catalog cut sheets for all materials must be provided to the Township Engineer before construction begins. Include the type of material, manufacturers name, model number, and PennDOT approval numbers (where applicable) for each item to be supplied for review and approval.
(2) 
Provide pole manufacturer mast arm certification.
(3) 
Three sets of hardcopy as-built record plans and one electronic copy of all plans shall be provided to the Township Engineer upon final inspection and acceptance of the signal.
(4) 
Three copies of the cabinet wiring diagram on hardcopy and one copy in electronic format shall be provided to the Township Engineer as per PennDOT Form 408, § 954.3.(j), upon final inspection and acceptance of the signal.
G. 
Quality assurance.
(1) 
All traffic signal contractors working in the Township must be PennDOT prequalified to perform traffic signal work. All contractor personnel setting up work zone controls and performing flag duties must be IMSA work-zone safety certified. All personnel performing electrical work must be IMSA Traffic Signal Technician Level I certified. A supervisor must be on site during the installation of any electrical work, and said supervisor must be IMSA Traffic Signal Technician Level II certified. Furnish Township Engineer a copy of said certificates.
(2) 
Pole manufacturer shall verify that the vertical support poles and mast arms are designed to adequately support loads as shown on the contract drawings with a luminaire arm or maximum load requirements established by AASHTO specifications for structural supports for highway signs, luminaires, and traffic signals, whichever is greater.
H. 
Project condition.
(1) 
Exact locations of traffic signal equipment shall be determined by the contractor in consultation with a representative of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Township Public Works Department and the Township Engineer.
(2) 
All equipment shall be grounded in accordance with the provisions of the 1996 National Electrical Code and/or required by this article. All works shall be done in accordance with the 1996 National Electrical Code or latest approved.
(3) 
The contractor shall be responsible for establishing the top of foundation elevations and the "H" dimension of the mast arm shaft in order to meet the specified signal clearance height.
I. 
Detailed material specifications.
(1) 
General. All materials shall be new, manufactured within one year prior to date of installation and approved for the intended use by PennDOT.
(2) 
Traffic signal supports. Depending on the location, mast arm poles and shafts shall be painted black or shall be decorative supports. Any traffic signal support including poles and shafts installed in Upper Chichester Township shall be the decorative supports as noted below. In the event that is determined by the Township Engineer that the installation of a decorative support would adversely impede pedestrian traffic, the traffic signal shall be the painted black supports. The painted black supports shall be powder coated Federal Color Standard A595B Gloss Black 17038 in accordance with powder coat manufacturer's procedures. The powder coat finish will have a warranty of not less than five years after applied. The decorative supports are described below:
(a) 
Union Metal Corporation decorative nostalgia traffic supports shall be designed in accordance with 2001 AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) criteria, including interim specifications through 2006 for a wind zone of 80 miles per hour, Appendix C alternate method for wind pressures. Signal loading for design purposes will be per PennDOT standard loadings as shown in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's TC-8800 Series Traffic Standards (Publication 148) as well as the Department's "Criteria for the Design and Construction of Traffic Related Structures" (Publication 149) and with the actual plan loadings. Materials and workmanship will be in accordance with Publication 408. Design calculations and drawings bearing the stamp of a professional engineer registered in the state of Pennsylvania certifying that these designs meet these requirements shall be provided by the manufacturer.
(b) 
The pole and arm shaft shall be fabricated from commercial quality hot rolled steel. The shaft shall have only one longitudinal, automatically, electrically welded joint, and shall have no intermediate horizontal joints or welds. Only one length of steel sheet shall be used, which shall be formed into a continuously tapered shaft, having a taper of approximately 0.14 inch per foot.
(c) 
After forming and welding, the tapered shaft shall be longitudinally cold rolled over a hardened steel mandrel under sufficient hydraulic pressure to flatten the weld and increase the physical characteristics of the shaft. The shaft shall meet the chemical and physical properties of ASTM A595 Grade A, having a minimum yield strength of 55,000 psi. The cold rolling process shall form a sixteen-flute cross section for the pole upright shaft. The arms shall be round in cross section for all arm lengths. The upright shaft shall have 16 equally spaced Doric flutes, sharp and clear-cut throughout the entire length of the shaft. The radius of the flute crests shall not exceed the thickness of the metal of the shaft. Individually rolled flutes or round poles with fluted sheathing will not be acceptable.
(d) 
The base plates shall conform to ASTM A709 GR36 or ASTM A572 GR50. They shall be connected to the upright shaft by means of a one-hundred-percent penetration weld. Included with each pole shall be six steel anchor bolts per PennDOT specifications complete with hex nuts and washers. Nuts, washers and threaded areas of anchor bolts shall be hot-dipped galvanized to ASTM A-153. Anchor bolts shall meet the requirements of ASTM FI 554. Anchor bolts shall be identical to PennDOT standard specifications including material, length, diameter, bolt circle, embedment plates, nuts and washers for arm length being supplied.
(e) 
The pole shaft shall be furnished with two four-inch by six-and-one-half-inch reinforcing handhole frames and a one-half-inch 13UNC grounding provision; one near the pole base, the other opposite the mast arm.
(f) 
Each pole shall be provided with an ornamental style number 54 stack pole top w/ball cap of appropriate scale. Pole cap material shall conform to the requirements of AA-319 aluminum.
(g) 
When required, the upright shaft shall be extended above the mast arm to a height of 30 feet to accommodate a steel lighting arm. The style and length of the arm to be specified by the engineer.
(h) 
Couplings for the mounting of traffic signals shall be welded into the pole for the purpose of supporting pedestrian signals as required. Decorative elbows shall be supplied by the pole manufacturer. No stainless steel banding shall be used. Angular orientations shall be as specified by the engineer. Spacing shall be as required to support the signal type selected. Similar provisions will be used for the mounting of other appurtenances such as cameras or street name signs. Mast arms shall be eight- or sixteen-fluted straight flange plate mounted a steel arm plate with four connecting bolts. Plates shall conform to the requirements of ASTM-A36 steel. Ring stiffened gussets shall be supplied as well.
(i) 
Arms shall be filled drilled by the installer. Rubber grommets shall be furnished for each signal location. Rigid mount type signal hanger brackets shall be supplied sized to fit the arm diameters at the locations shown on the contract documents. These brackets shall be finish painted after galvanizing to match structure finish. No stainless steel banding shall be used.
(j) 
The pole manufacturer shall be PennDOT approved Pub. 35 Bulletin 15 listed for the manufacture of traffic signal poles. All welding to be performed in accordance with the requirements of AWS DI.1 in a shop certified to the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Simple Bridges. The shop shall all be certified ISO 9001.
(k) 
Poles, arms, and other structural steel items shall be hot-dipped galvanized to the requirements of ASTM A123 and all exterior surfaces shall be powder coated Federal Color Standard A595B Gloss Black 17038 in accordance with powder coat manufacturer's procedures. The powder coat finish will have a warranty of not less than five years after applied.
(l) 
The ornamental base shall be Union Metal National Family Series and shall conform to the requirements of AA-319-O.F, aluminum. It shall be two-piece split (clam shell) design with two removable doors at 180°. The base halves shall be split equally and fitted to provide a hairline seam when assembled. The base halves shall be factory assembled before shipment by means of internal lugs cast into the base bottom and stainless steel connecting pins at the top. The base casting shall fit securely around the pole and the base opening shall match the contour of the fluted pole. Finish paint base to match pole.
(m) 
Pedestrian poles of matching style and of appropriate scale will also be supplied by the mast arm manufacturer.
(3) 
Cement concrete. For traffic signal and sign support foundations and equipment cabinet base, use Class A conforming to PennDOT § 704 and as follows:
(a) 
The foundation depth for each traffic signal mast arm shall be increased six inches beyond the required foundation depth stated in PennDOT Publication 148, TC-8800 series for future installation of a luminaire arm.
(b) 
Contractor shall not install poles on concrete bases until a minimum of 72 hours after placing concrete and/or the 3,300 psi compressive strength is achieved.
(c) 
A copy of the concrete batcher mix slip (concrete mobile) and proof of being a PennDOT approved supplier shall be provided to the Township Engineer with each delivery.
(4) 
Controller assembly and cabinet. All controller assemblies shall be NEMA TS-2, Type 1 and shall be equipped with an eight-phase load bay panel (sixteen-position) capable of providing the required sequence of operation.
(a) 
An Econolite ASC/3 controller unit and/or an Econolite ASC/2M-1000 master controller unit with closed loop system capabilities and controller key shall be provided.
(b) 
A ComNet CNGE2FE16MS ethernet switch (or approved equal) shall be provided for all controller assemblies. If the intersection will not be connected to the Econolite Centracs system, the ethernet switch must be provided to the Township for future connection, and external modems shall be utilized for communications through the closed loop system.
(c) 
A GPS time source shall be provided at each isolated (not interconnected) local to maintain clock accuracy for time-of-day and coordination purposes. The GPS time source shall automatically adjust for DST changes.
(d) 
Pad-mounted cabinet.
[1] 
General. All new cabinets should be installed as base-mounted. The cabinet enclosures shall be a base-mounted (Type 1) NEMA 3R enclosures and sized (55 inches by 44 inches by 26 inches with eighteen-inch riser base and shelves) to adequately house the full complement of the specified equipment.
[2] 
Cabinet finish. All surfaces shall be free from weld flash. All sharp edges shall be ground smooth. All seams shall be sealed with RTV sealant or equivalent material on the interior of the cabinet. The cabinet shall be powder coated Federal Color Standard A595B Gloss Black 17038 in accordance with powder coat manufacturer's procedures. The powder coat finish will have a warranty of not less than five years after applied.
(e) 
A generator connector shall be in a separate cabinet from the service disconnect. A flange inlet receptacle, 30 amp, 120 volts, shall be provided for the attachment of an alternative power source (emergency generator) on the exterior of the cabinet with a waterproof protective flip-top cover. An assembly shall be provided to transfer to/from utility power without backfeeding.
(f) 
Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) shall be included to provide for emergency power when the utility power is lost or is outside the equipment operating range as described by NEMA. The UPS battery backup unit shall be a DBL 777 MX series as manufactured by TechPower Developments. The UPS unit shall be equipped with a bypass switch with generator input option.
A sufficient number of batteries shall be included to provide eight hours of operation. Batteries shall be placed on a shelf or tray and shall not be placed directly on the concrete base of the cabinet. An additional set of spare batteries shall be provided to the Township Public Works Department to be used as replacements during extended outages.
(g) 
A red LED indicator light (0.25 inch to 0.5 inch in diameter) shall be provided on the exterior of the cabinet. The light shall be illuminated when utility power has been lost and the intersection is operating under the UPS system. The light should be positioned such that it is clearly visible from the intersection.
(h) 
The UPS system shall be tested in the presence of the Township Public Works Department and Township Engineer.
(5) 
InSync adaptive control.
(a) 
The InSync adaptive equipment as manufactured by Rhythm Engineering shall include InSync processors, equipment panels and power supply, RG cable, Ethernet patch cables, monitors/keyboards, video cameras and enclosures and all necessary cables connectors, brackets and mounting hardware. The adaptive signal control system shall be installed in the controller assembly as recommended by the manufacturer and as directed by a Rhythm Engineering representative. Connect the InSync processor to the ethernet switch, install InSync's detector input connection type and wire the RG return cable.
(b) 
Regarding the installation of the video cameras:
[1] 
Provide ethernet cable: environmentally hardened, outdoor rated 350 MHz Category 5e cable. The cable is required to be riser rated, 24 AWG solid copper, have Polyolefin insulation, UV and oil-resistant PVC jacket. Pair 1 to be blue, white/blue, Pair 2 to be orange, white/orange, Pair 3 to be green, white/green and Pair 4 to be brown, white/brown. The operating temperature is required to be from -40° C. to 70° C. The cable will conform to the following standards: ISO/IEC 11801 Category 5e, NEMA WC 63, and ANSI/TIA/EIA 568-B.2 Category 5e. The cable is required to be without splices or joints for a single run. Obtain instructions from the manufacturer about alternate architecture when length of a single run of CAT 5e cable exceeds 320 feet.
[2] 
Provide RJ-45 plug connectors to be used at both the camera and cabinet ends. Category 5e cable, RJ-45 connectors and crimping tool requires approval from Rhythm Engineering. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to insure proper connection of equipment.
[3] 
Provide 14 AWG three conductor power cable meeting the requirements of IMSA specification 20-1.
[4] 
Existing vehicle detection at the project intersections must be maintained until the InSync adaptive system is activated.
[5] 
Mount video camera(s) as directed by the factory-certified representative using mounting brackets to obtain manufacturer recommended installation location. Provide mounting bracket detail to Engineer for approval prior to installation. Connect ethernet cable and power cable in accordance with manufacturer's requirements from each camera back to the controller assembly.
[6] 
Adjust camera(s) as necessary during the system interation as directed by a Rhythm Engineering representative.
(6) 
Vehicle detection.
(a) 
Furnish and install video vehicle detection for all approaches following the manufacturer's specification, in place of standard in-pavement inductance loop detectors, unless otherwise approved in writing by the Township Public Works Department and Township Engineer. For video detection, the Autoscope Solo Terra vehicle detection system shall be utilized, meeting the following specifications:
[1] 
EasyLink connectivity for IP-addressable broadband communications and web server interface for easy setup.
[2] 
Streaming digital MPEG-4 video output.
[3] 
Vehicle detection, traffic data measurement, speed, and incident detection.
[4] 
Integrated color camera, zoom lens, and dual core processor for advanced image processing.
[5] 
22x continuous focus lens.
[6] 
Image sensor and processor sealed in waterproof and dust-tight NEMA 4 housing with a thermostatically controlled faceplate heater.
[7] 
EasyLink (broadband communications (up to five Mb/sec) with RJ-45 connection from required terra interface panel (TIP).
[8] 
Three-year warranty.
(b) 
The video detection system shall be installed and calibrated in accordance with the manufacturer specifications. PennDOT, the Township Public Works Department, and the Township Engineer must approve the detector layout and operation.
(7) 
LEDs. All vehicular and pedestrian signal heads shall be LED (light-emitting diode) as manufactured by GE Lumination (formerly GELcore) and shall meet all current ITE specifications and requirements. The modules will carry a five-year manufacturer's replacement warranty for materials and workmanship and light degradation that begins at the date of delivery. If an LED fails, the supplier will provide a new replacement LED. Street signs should be LED per PennDOT standards when applicable.
(8) 
Fiber optic communications. Twelve-strand single mode fiber optic cable shall be appropriate for outdoor aerial use or for burial within conduit. Fiber optic cable, switches, patch panel, communication cables, and surge protection shall be installed in accordance with PennDOT Publication 408 § 953.30. Installation of fiber optic cable shall be coordinated with the PennDOT Utilities Unit.
(9) 
Emergency preemption system. Furnish and install a complete emergency preemption system that operates in accordance with the PennDOT approved traffic signal permit and as follows:
(a) 
Emergency preemption equipment to be manufactured by Opticom and shall include detectors, verification/confirmation beacons, preemption card rack, preemption cards, calibration software, and wiring as required for proper operation of the system.
(b) 
The receiver shall detect approaching emergency vehicles for a minimum range of 2,500 feet.
(c) 
The traffic controller shall activate the confirmation lights, because only the traffic controller can determine accurately if entry into preemption mode has actually occurred.
(d) 
The preemption shall be field tested by the contractor in the presence of the Township Engineer and/or the Township Public Works Department.
(e) 
Following testing, the detector head may need to be relocated and/or adjusted in the field to provide acceptable operation as deemed appropriate by the Township Engineer, the Township Public Works Department and/or PennDOT.
(f) 
All components of the preemption system shall have full ten-year warranties against defects in material and workmanship, except for the emitter lamp, which shall have a one-year warranty.
(10) 
Durable pavement markings. All markings shall be hot thermoplastic pavement markings installed in accordance with Section 960 of PennDOT Publication 408. The contractor will be responsible to maintain all pavement markings installed for a period of one year from the conclusion of the thirty-day test. If, during this period, the Township Engineer, Township Public Works Department or PennDOT determines the pavement markings are in need of replacement, it will be the responsibility of the signal contractor to complete this work at no additional cost to the Township.
(11) 
Intersection surveillance video equipment. All equipment and installation to follow the below standards.
(a) 
The security equipment is installed in a twenty-four-inch-high by twenty-four-inch-wide by eight-inch-deep environmentally controlled outdoor equipment enclosure. This enclosure is mounted on the traffic pole and requires one 120 VAC quad outlet. The enclosure should be mounted on the pole that has cable access to all signal poles in the intersection. Typical cables used are outdoor rated CAT6 and outdoor rated 18/4 for external IR power.
(b) 
The enclosure will contain a hardened recording server (Archiver) with either a 2TB or a 4TB HDD for video storage. The recording software (Genetec) will be a standalone system with the ability to be reached from the main Genetec system at the Upper Chichester Municipal Complex.
(c) 
There will be one six- to eight-port POE+ hardened network switch, with power supply, installed in the enclosure which will serve as the common connection point for the server, cameras and LAN link on the Comcast router. This switch will provide the necessary power for all cameras.
(d) 
Also included in the enclosure will be one 24VAC/VDC power supply which will provide power for the external infrared device which will be installed on the housing for each camera focused on a traffic lane.
(e) 
All cabling to cameras will be surge-protected using RJ45 inline surge suppressors connected to the electrical ground of the enclosure.
(f) 
The local server will communicate to the main system via a Comcast-supplied high-speed broadband router.
(g) 
Each intersection should include a camera for overall intersection surveillance. This camera is a high megapixel (5MP or higher) and is installed on the traffic pole that will provide the widest view of the intersection. The cameras will have day/night functionality which will switch from color to black-and-white when the light level drops below a predefined threshold.
(h) 
The goal of the cameras mounted on the poles above the lanes is to provide an unobstructed telephoto view of the back of the vehicle as it travels through the intersection. The lane camera will be a 2MP varifocal model. At night, the infrared illuminator will provide the necessary IR light required to view the license plate. One camera per lane (both directions) of the intersection is required.