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Waukon, Iowa Site 1 Report

Daryl Cooper, Maintenance Supervisor, Iowa DOT Region 1, Waukon Iowa

Reflectorized Section

April 1992–December 1999

Location: Iowa Rt. 26 (Fish Farm Mounds) RP: 7.04–7.58
Length of Reflectorized Section: 0.54 miles
Reflectors Installed: April 15, 1992
Reflector Installation Design: Directed across highway and staggered
Terrain: Level with curves
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History Prior to Installation: 4/91–4/92: 20–25
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History After Installation: 1993: 0
1994: 0
1995: 1
1996: 1
1997: 0
1998: 1
1999: 1
2000: 1
Yearly Reduction in Accidents: 1993: 100%
1994: 100%
1995: 96%
1996: 96%
1997: 100%
1998: 96%
1999: 96%
2000: 96%

Control Section 1 (without reflectors)

January 1998–December 1999

Location: Iowa Rt. 26 RP: 6.46–7.00
Length of Control Section: 0.54 miles
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History After Installation: 1998: 1
1999: 0
2000: 1

Control Section 2 (without reflectors)

January 1998–December 1999

Location: Iowa Rt. 26 RP: 8.00–8.54
Length of Control Section: 0.54 miles
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History After Installation: 1998: 2
1999: 2
2000: 1

Reflector Purchases

Initial Purchase 1/87: 158
Subsequent Purchases 10/87: 260 5/88: 200 3/89: 180 8/89: 60 2/90: 20 2/91: 20
photo of the site after Strieter-Lite installation

Waukon, Iowa Site 2 Report

Daryl Cooper, Maintenance Supervisor, Iowa DOT Region 1, Waukon Iowa

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Reflectorized Section

February 1987–December 1999

Location: Iowa Rt. 76 (Sunshine Hill) RP: 9.85–11.27
Length of Reflectorized Section: 1.42 miles
Reflectors Installed: January 31, 1987
Reflector Installation Design: NEW (Directed across hwy)
Terrain: Curves and slightly hilly
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History Prior to Installation: 1984: 50
1985: 50
1986: 50
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History After Installation: 1987: 0
1988: 3
1989: 0
1990: 2
1991: *
1992: *
1993: 3
1994: 0
1995: 0
1996: 2
1997: 2
1998: 1
1999: 3
2000: 0
*no available data
Yearly Reduction in Accidents: 1987: 100%
1988: 94%
1989: 100%
1990: 95%
1993: 94%
1994: 100%
1995: 100%
1996: 95%
1997: 95%
1998: 98%
1999: 94%
2000: 100%

The deer are still present. If it were not for these reflectors installed since 1987, we would have over 400 collisions.

—Daryl Cooper

Control Section 1 (without reflectors)

February 1988–December 1999

Location: Iowa Rt. 76 rp: 11:58–13:0
Length of Control Section: 1.42 miles
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History Prior to Installation: no available data
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History After Installation: 1998: 3
1999: 1

Control Section 2 (without reflectors)

February 1988–December 1999

Location: Iowa Rt. 76 rp: 8:08–9.5
Length of Control Section: 1.42 miles
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History Prior to Installation: no available data
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History After Installation: 1998: 2
1999: 0
2000: 4

Reflector Purchases

Initial Purchase 4/92: 60
Subsequent Purchases 9/94: 60
photo of the site after Strieter-Lite installation

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