Toolbox for Work Zone Barriers

 

Barriers Guidelines

English units     Metric units

Product

BLON in feet*

Minimum Installation in feet

Freestanding

Delineation Included

Protect Approach End

Deflection Equation (English)

Balsi Beam

 

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

BarrierGuard 800

237.00

240.00

No

No

Yes

 

Concrete Reaction Tension System (CRTS)

124.70

246.00

No

No

Yes

 

GPLINK Portable Barrier Railing

 

 

Yes

No

Yes

 

K Rail

120.00

240.00

Yes

No

Yes

 

Safeguard Link System

112.01

224.02

Yes

No

Yes

D = 1.27x10-5x(IS) + .13

Steel Reactive Tension System (SRTS)

124.70

246.00

No

No

Yes

 

Vulcan Barrier

324.00

864.00

Yes

No

Yes

D = 2.27x10-5x(IS) + .70

*BLON: Beginning Length of Need. The point at which the redirective feature of a longitudinal barrier or end treatment begins.

 

 

 

 

The purpose of this site is to help plan Work Zones.

The basic idea is to present basic information about barriers and attentuators in a format that will allow quick comparisons in support of Work Zone planning. The primary sources of the information presented here are NCHRP 350 approval letters. The next steps in developing these pages are to improve the information presented and to review the presentation format. This will require practitioner input.

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