Lessons Learned Program - Lesson: Parking Lot Lights
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Gary A. McFarland, P.E.
4th Avenue North, P.O. Box 36600
Billings, MT 59107
Activity: Civil / Landscaping
Keyword: Parking Lot Lights
A large parking lot was designed at the Blackfeet Hospital. There was a large section which did not have any islands for walkways but required lighting. The light poles were
located at the front of proposed parking stalls without any protection of the light poles from potential damage by vehicles.
Light poles should have pipe bollards to protect the poles or placesd such that damage from vehicles is eliminated.
During design, ensure light poles are not located in active parking areas or are protected from damage.