Technical Bulletins - Traffic & Electrical

Technical bulletins are used to ensure timely and uniform application of technical information, guidelines and instructions including changes to standards and safety notices and traffic controller information.

Number Subject Effective Date
Technical Bulletins for Traffic and Electrical
TE-2017-01 LED Roadway Lighting Fixture Procurement (PDF) 2017-03-28
TE-2016-08 Electrical Power Meters for MoTI Services (PDF) 2016-11-22
TE-2016-07 Installation of Microwave (Wi-Fi) Radios (PDF) 2016-02-16
TE-2016-06 Installation of Illuminated Bollards (PDF) 2016-02-16
TE-2016-05 Installation of Bluetooth Readers (PDF) 2016-02-16
TE-2016-04 Installation of Speed Reader Boards (PDF) 2016-02-10
TE-2016-03 Installation of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (PDF) 2016-02-10
TE-2016-02 Installation of Radar Vehicle Detection Sensors (PDF) 2016-02-10
TE-2016-01 Installation of LED Chevron Signs (PDF) 2016-02-10
TE-2015-02 Transition to LED Roadway Lighting (PDF) 2015-05-11
TE-2015-01 Installation of Pre-emption Indicating Lights with Type P6 Traffic Controller Cabinets (PDF) 2015-01-21
TE-2013-02 Countdown Pedestrian Signals (PDF) 2013-03-14
TE-2013-01 Operation of No-Left-Turn and No-Right-Turn Blank-Out Signs During Rail Pre-emption (PDF)
All other rail pre-emption procedures remain the same.
2013-01-25
TE-2012-06 Ammendment to TE-2005-04: ‘Web Camera Design, Installation, and Commissioning Specifications’ RE: Mounting Cameras on Frangible & Breakaway Bases (PDF)
See TE-2005-04
2012-12-06
TE-2012-05 Use of 300 mm Flashing Beacons on Signs (PDF) 2012-10-04
TE-2012-04 Wire Theft Prevention Strategies (PDF) 2012-06-27
TE-2012-01 Use of Aluminum Electrical Conductors (PDF) 2012-06-27
TE-2011-01 Use of ‘Canadian Melody’ Audible Pedestrian Signals (PDF) 2011-10-07
TE-2010-02 Service Disconnect Switches on BC Hydro Poles (Supercedes TB-2005-02) (PDF) 2010-11-19
TE-2010-01 Alignment Pins and Holes on Small Round Plastic Junction Boxes (PDF) 2010-02-08
TE-2009-02 Supply of Pedestrian Pushbuttons (PDF)
Change of Policy
2009-02-03
TE-2009-01 Replacement of Type III Sag Glass Luminaire Fixtures with Type III Flat Glass Luminaire Fixtures (PDF) 2009-01-15
TE-2008-01 Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) at Signalized Intersections and at Traffic Control or Warning Devices Interconnected with Railways (PDF) 2008-11-19
TE-2007-04 Priority Assessment for Wire Theft Deterrent Treatment for New Designs and Projects in the Construction Phase (PDF) 2007-09-21
TE-2007-03 Communication Conduit (PDF) 2007-09-21
TE-2007-02 Traffic Signal/Railway Signal Interconnects (PDF) 2007-08-30
TE-2007-01 Electrical, Signing and Marking Standard Drawing Sheet (PDF)
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 700 Drawings EEC A and EECL A
2007-06-30
TE-2006-6 Fortis BC Service Connections for Traffic Signals (PDF) 2006-11-30
TE-2006-5 Use of Countdown Pedestrian Signals (PDF) 2006-11-06
TE-2006-4 Traffic Signal Uninterruptible Power Supply Maintenance Standards (PDF) 2006-07-31
TE-2006-3 Traffic Signal Uninterruptible Power Supply Material Standards (PDF) 2006-07-31
TE-2006-2 Initiation of Ministry of Transportation Cellular Communication Accounts (PDF) 2006-05-31
TE-2006-1 Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) at Signalized Intersections and at Traffic Control or Warning Devices Interconnected with Railways (PDF) 2006-05-31
TE-2005-9 Revisions to Electrical and Traffic Engineering Manual (December 2003) (PDF)
– See Electrical & Traffic Engineering Design Manual, Updates
2005-11-30
TE-2005-8 Cost Sharing Guidelines for Electrical Installations on Arterial Highways (PDF) 2005-11-30
TE-2005-7 Clarification of the Use of Green Arrow Signal Displays on Traffic Signals at Interchanges (PDF) 2005-07-28
TE-2005-6 Supply of Pedestrian Pushbuttons (PDF) 2005-10-01
TE-2005-5 Lane Use Signs and Pavement Markings at Multi-lane Roundabouts (PDF) 2005-07-28
TE-2005-4 Web Camera Design, Installation, and Commissioning Specifications (PDF)
See Amendment in Bulletin TE-2012-06
2005-06-30
TE-2005-3 Use of Countdown Pedestrian Signals (PDF) 2005-06-30
TE-2005-2 Revisions to Electrical and Traffic Engineering Manual
– See Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Updates
2005-03-31
TE-2005-1 Revisions to 2004 Standard Specifications for Highway Construction, Section 635 (PDF)
– See 2004 Standard Specifications for Highway Construction
Service Disconnect Switches
– Pre manufactured Signal Bags
2005-03-31
TE-2004-3A Clarification of Roles and Responsibilities of Electrical Maintenance Contractor (PDF) 2004-10-14
TE-2004-2 Revisions to 2004 Standard Specification for Highway Construction, Section 635 (PDF)
See Drawing SP 635.1.1.18, Revision C (PDF)
2004-06-15
TE-2004-1 Revisions to Electrical and Traffic Engineering Manual (PDF)
– See Electrical & Traffic Engineering Design Guidelines, Updates
2004-06-15
TE-2003-01 Design Process and Quality Management
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 200
2003-08-08
TE-2003-02 Traffic Sign Timing Sheets and Traffic Count Templates
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400
2003-08-08
TE-2002-07 Interim Bicycle Guidelines for Traffic Signals (PDF) 2002-11-30
TE-2002-06 Roadway Illumination Warrants
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 300
2002-11-30
TE-2002-05 Municipal Cost Sharing – Signalized Intersections with LED (Light Emitting Diode) Signal Heads (PDF) 2002-11-30
TE-2002-04
TE-2002-04
Pole Loading for Standard Traffic Signals and Sign Poles (PDF)
Pole Capacity Program (Excel Workbook / Forms)
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 500
2002-11-30
TE-2002-03 Post Mounted Flasher Application Clarification (PDF) 2002-11-30
TE-2002-02 LED (Light Emitting Diode) Signal Heads
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400
2002-11-30
TE-2002-01 Audible Effects of High Visibility Delineation (PDF) 2002-04-30
TE-2001-11 Installation of Small Signs on Traffic Signal Poles and other Ministry Poles.
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400
2001-10-31
TE-2001-10 Electrical and Signing Material Standards Revisions
– Superseded, see Electrical & Signing Material Standards Manual
2001-10-31
TE-2001-09 Ministry Use of Traffic Signal Control Cable
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400
2001-10-31
TE-2001-08 Design Criteria for All Cantilever, Sign Bridge and Custom Pole Structures (PDF) 2001-10-31
TE-2001-07 Vehicle Underpass Lighting (PDF) 2001-10-31
TE-2001-06 Clarification of Use of Reflective Tape Borders on Traffic Signal Backboards (PDF) 2001-10-31
TE-2001-05 LED Pedestrian Heads
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400
2002-01-01
TE-2001-04
TE-2001-04-700
Electrical and Traffic Engineering Drafting Standards
Introduction to Drafting Standards
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 700
2002-01-01
TE-2001-03 Clarification of Detector Loop Applications
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400
2001-02-28
TE-2001-02 Advance Warning Sign Placement and Timing in Construction Zones (PDF) 2001-02-28
TE-2001-01 Green LED (Light Emitting Diode) Signal Heads
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400
2001-06-01
TE-2000-15 Advance Warning Sign Placement Calculations
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400
2000-11-30
TE-2000-14 Traffic Signal Lamps
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400
2000-11-30
TE-2000-13 New Electrical Materials Standards
– Superseded, see Electrical & Signing Material Standards Manual
2000-11-30
TE-2000-12 Preformed Detector Loops (PDF) 2000-11-30
TE-2000-11 Detector Loop Types and Colour Coding
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400
2000-11-30
TE-2000-10 Hourly Mean Wind Pressures for the Province of British Columbia
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 500
2000-10-30
TE-2000-09 Corrective Maintenance Procedure for Type 1 (Combination) Sign Poles (PDF) 2000-11-30
TE-2000-08 Clarification of Clear Zone Requirements for Luminaire and Sign Poles in Curb and Gutter and/or Sidewalk Application (PDF) 2000-11-30
TE-2000-07 Post Flasher Application (PDF) 2000-11-30
TE-2000-05 Roadway Illumination
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 300
2000-05-15
TE-2000-04 Replacement of Traffic Controller Conflict Monitors (PDF) 2000-05-15
TE-2000-03 Sign Illumination (PDF) 2000-04-01
TE-2000-02 LED (Light Emitting Diode) Signal Heads
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400
2000-06-01
TE-2000-01 Maintenance of Sign Poles (PDF) 2000-01-28
HE96005 Policy for Type 1 and 3 Sign Poles
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 500
1996-09-18
HE96004 Policy for Pole Loading on Rehabilitation Projects
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 500
1996-09-18
HE96003 Working in Snow Avalanche Areas – Policy and Procedure (PDF) 1996-09-13
HE96002 Guidelines for Use of Signs (PDF) 1996-03-10
HE94001 Introduction to Technical Bulletins (PDF) 1994-05-04