Equipment Loan Program

Colorado LTAP’s Equipment Loan Program offers various pieces of equipment available for loan to all local government agencies throughout Colorado. Agencies will have access to the equipment for a three week period (a longer loan period may be possible, but dependent on equipment demand and potential wait list of recipients). If the requested equipment is checked out when we receive your request, you will be notified and your name will be put on a waiting list. You may also request equipment ahead of time and schedule delivery for a later date when you will coordinate staff time for its use. There is no cost to borrow this equipment. However, your agency is responsible for ensuring its security and is responsible for paying for repairs or replacement in the event that the equipment gets damaged. All local agencies will be required to sign a Loan-Borrow Agreement and meet LTAP staff to exchange the equipment. CO LTAP staff will show you how to install and properly use the equipment. When your loan period is complete, you will need to meet LTAP staff to return the equipment.

Great Tools For Use in Making Your Roadways Safter


Night time sign visibility cannot be ignored when reviewing the overall safety of our local roads. The FHWA MUTCD requires ALL agencies with roads open to public travel to maintain their signs to a minimum level of retroreflectivity and contrast levels. To help local agencies meet these requirements, Colorado LTAP has 3 RetroSign GR3 Sign Retroreflectometers for loan. The RetroSign GR3, complete with GPS and barcode reader, is a hand-held device that measures retroreflection of road signs and other materials. A 9-ft Extension Pole Kit is available. A retroreflectometer can be very helpful in developing an assessment or management method of compliance to the retroreflectivity guidelines. Sign maintenance training of varied lengths is also available upon request.

Illuminated Pocket Microscope

The Illuminated Pocket Microscope (6" L x 1-3/4" W) is ideal for viewing anywhere, especially in the field. It features a sliding focus wheel, built-in light source and a light-weight design. This hand-held microscope with 30x magnification is perfect for using in the field with the Retroreflectometer if you need to determine what type of Sign Sheeting Material or Pavement Markings you have installed.

Safe Curve Speed Indicators/Ball Bank Indicators

The safe driving speed for any curve is quickly and accurately determined with the "SCSI" mounted in the inspector’s car. The scale reads zero when the car is level, and will show "tilt" up to 25 degrees on each side. The scale is red beyond +/-10 degrees to denote danger zones. The "SCSI" was designed by Slope-Meter in accordance with State DOT specifications. Traffic Divisions nation-wide used these tools to improve roadway safety throughout their jurisdiction. Visit our Process Guidelines page for details on how to perform a safe curve speed study.

Additional Equipment Coming Soon

Pavement Marking Retroreflectometer, Radar Speed Sign, Turning Movement Counter, Traffic Volume Counters, Bike and Ped Counters, and more!

Do you have a suggestion for a piece of equipment that LTAP should add to its lending program? Share your suggestions with Colorado LTAP.