Installation

The Strieter-Lite is a wide-angle model, multi-purpose reflector. Properly installed, it provides complete reflective light coverage for any roadside terrain. These complete installation instructions explain and illustrate how to install the reflectors on two lane highways and on multi-lane dual highways.

This document provides information about these specific installation procedures for two lane highways only:

  • Reflectors directed across the road and staggered
  • Downslope areas
  • High traffic areas
  • Single and back-to-back mounting methods
  • Alternate back-to-back mounting method
  • Median barriers
  • Maintenance checklist on existing installations

Click here to see pictures of these 11 typical installations:

  • Single mounting method using Telespar posts
  • Single mounting method using standard "U" posts
  • Back-to-back mounting method using Telespar posts
  • Back-to-back mounting method using standard "U" posts
  • Alternate back-to-back mounting method using Telespar posts
  • Alternate back-to-back mounting method using standard "U" posts
  • Reflector's off-set up to 40 feet from pavement edge
  • Reflector installation for downslope areas using Telespar posts
  • Reflector installation for downslope areas using standard "U" posts
  • Example of vegetation control using chemical defoliation
  • Example of reflector installation where guard rails are present

Click here for important information from a highway engineer (Dennis Randolph) about proper spacing, installing on curves, required materials, recommended equipment, typical installation crew, cost benefit, end conditions (where the installation ends), and deep snow on the ground.

Note: There is an obsolete installation method that was used before 1987.

Maintenance checklist on existing installations

Proper maintenance of any system is absolutely necessary to achieve maximum results. It is important to conduct maintenance checks at least twice a year.

  1. Replace any damaged or missing reflectors.
  2. Straighten and adjust bent or twisted posts so the reflectors are vertical and the bases of the reflector housings are parallel with the direction of traffic.
  3. Wash with detergent and rinse with clear water.
  4. Keep vegetation from interfering with the light directed to and from reflectors at all times.