Installation

The Strieter-Lite reflector is a wide-angle, multi-purpose reflector. Properly installed, they provide 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, including interstate 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

Back-to-back mounting method using standard “U” posts

Typical installations

View photos 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

Highway engineer advice

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.

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.

Obsolete installation method

For the record, this method was used before 1987.