1st Runner Up - Traffic Control Flash Module Relay Tester, City of Huntington
The City of Huntington's Traffic Engineering Department did not have a method to determine if one side or both sides of their traffic control flash modules were burned out.
The Traffic Engineering Department staff discussed how they could better test the flash modules. They discussed what materials they had available in-house and what materials would need to be purchased. They also brainstormed different ways the flash module could be assembled. David Howard, traffic engineer - technician II, came up with the concept and final product design.
LABOR, MATERIALS, & EQUIPMENT
The staff was able to incorporate used materials. These materials were a conflict monitor box, an outlet from a scrap box, and a power cord. New materials that were purchased included four lights and one on/off switch.
The purchased materials cost $28.85.
SAVINGS/BENEFITS TO COMMUNITY
Developing this tester eliminates throwing away flash modules that are still good. The modules cost $45.00 each to replace, so over time, this is an expense that mounts up.