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Construction Requirements for Collocating Wireless Communication Facilities on City of Scottsdale Traffic Signal Poles

  • When a wireless provider determines that a wireless communication facility can only be accomplished by collocation on a traffic signal pole, they should contact the City of Scottsdale Telecom Policy Coordinator at 480-312-4138 to schedule a meeting with the Traffic Engineering Department and Traffic Operations Department

  • A Traffic Signal Modification Plan will be required for any new or existing traffic signal wireless communication facility site that will be submitted through the City of Scottsdale One Stop Shop. The designer will submit the traffic signal modification plan to the One Stop Shop for review. The plan should be designed per the latest DS&PM, see section 5-4 Traffic Signal Design and traffic signal special requirements. http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/design/trafficsignalspecs.asp

  • Design and permitting requirements must be obtained through the One Stop Shop.

  • When the traffic signal/collocated cell wireless cell facility plan is approved, the contractor and wireless cell provider shall contact Inspection Services 480-312-5750. A City of Scottsdale inspector needs to be assigned to the project. Upon assignment of the City inspector, a pre-construction meeting needs to be scheduled. Those present should include a representative of the Traffic Signal Department and the assigned inspector.

  • A second on-site meeting will be required prior to beginning of construction to discuss specific inspection points and site issues. The contractor shall contact the Traffic Signals division supervisor 72 business hours in advance to arrange this meeting, at 480-312-5637.
    • Note: Installation and pole cutover work does not take place on Mondays or Fridays.

  • The City of Scottsdale uses a standard monopole for construction of a wireless communication facility in the ROW. The “Scottsdale 30’ and 40’ Mono Poles” were designed by Valmont Industries, Inc. as drawing number DB0070. The “Scottsdale 30’ Mono Pole” was intended for use of a canister mounted wireless communication facility and the “Scottsdale 40’ Mono Pole” was intended for snug-mount configurations.
  • The Traffic Signal Supervisor shall be contacted 48hrs prior to delivery of any pole at 480-312-5637.
  • No wires will be allowed to exit the traffic signal pole at the bottom flange; all wires must exit through the foundation in a conduit. Wireless communication equipment grounding must be CAD welded to the inside of the new signal pole prior to erection of the pole.
  • All traffic signal construction shall meet MUTCD standards, and be in accordance with ADOT standard drawings and specifications, MAG Uniform Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction, City of Scottsdale Supplement to MAG Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction, and City of Scottsdale Traffic Signal Design Requirements.
  • Wireless communication equipment shall not be energized prior to completion of construction and inspection approval of all related traffic signal equipment.
  • Contractor or wireless communication facility provider shall install all new pole, mast arm, and associated signal heads and hardware as part of the construction of the collocated traffic signal pole.
  • All used/existing poles, mast arms and associated traffic signal heads and hardware shall be brought to “like new” condition and returned to City of Scottsdale maintenance yard. This delivery is coordinated through the Traffic Signal division supervisor.
  • The contractor/wireless communication provider may be required to replace any affected or associated traffic signal underground conductor runs, as deemed necessary by the Traffic Signals supervisor. This determination shall be made by the Traffic Signals supervisor at the first preconstruction on-site meeting.
  • The foundation design should account for the additional conduits for the wireless communication equipment, either one 6” or two 4” PVC conduits, and a minimum of one 1” conduit for grounding. The foundation also requires two 2.5” conduits for the traffic signal conductor wire or whatever is required through the latest DS&PM.
  • The conduits for the wireless communication equipment must extend up the mono pole past the traffic signal luminaire mast arm so that when fish tape is used for the wireless communication equipment, it will not touch the traffic signal conductors. Complete separation of traffic signal and cellular conductors shall be maintained at all times.
  • The new collocated pole with traffic signal hardware and mast arm shall be installed and the existing traffic signal removed on the same day. The rewiring and electrical cutover to the new equipment shall happen on the same day. No existing signal equipment shall be standing when the new traffic signal pole is energized.
  • The contractor is responsible for all preparation, traffic control and police officers to direct traffic throughout the entire project.

  • The traffic signal shall be built per the DS&PM Section 5-4 with one IMSA level II and one Level I on the site at all times during the construction of the traffic signal. This requirement of an IMSA Level I and II is also required for any maintenance on the wireless communication equipment if it could affect the signal operation in any way. All work on the traffic signal pole must be done by a specialized traffic signal contactor.

  • The contractor/wireless communication provider shall have all traffic signal hardware, poles, mast arms and associated equipment in stock prior to start of construction. The City of Scottsdale shall not provide or loan equipment of any kind to the contractor for replacement at a later time.

  • Traffic Engineering and Traffic Operations reserve the right to deny a site during construction if a pole foundation can not be accommodated because of existing utilities.

  • Wireless service providers must provide, at no cost to the City, a spare replacement pole that is delivered to the City of Scottsdale's Corporation Yard, 9191 E. San Salvador Dr., in case the traffic pole that is installed is taken out of service by a vehicle, object or events of nature.

  • By installing a wireless communications facility site on a traffic signal pole or streetlight pole, the wireless service provider acknowledges that the pole may be moved to accommodate changes to the roadway, intersection or surrounding area as a result of roadway modifications, realignments, widening, etc. All costs associated with relocating the pole and the associated wireless equipment shall be the sole responsibility of the wireless service provider.

For questions or concerns regarding traffic signal construction or maintenance, please call City of Scottsdale Traffic Signals at 480-312-5620, or email Traffic Operations