DEVELOPMENT OF A TRUCK-MOUNTED PORTABLE MAINTENANCE BARRIER

A truck-mounted portable maintenance barrier is described in this report. The barrier is designed to provide a reasonable degree of positive protection in short duration work zones where it is not practical to use conventional barriers. The barrier consists of a steel barrier section which is supported between two maintenance trucks. The barrier section is towed to the work zone on a specially fabricated transport dolly. On-site deployment can be accomplished by a crew of two men in 15 minutes or less. The barrier is highly maneuverable in the deployed configuration so that it can be easily repositioned as the work progresses. Three full-scale tests were conducted to demonstrate the impact performance of the barrier. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transportation

    Transportation Planning Division, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Beason, W L
    • Ross Jr, H E
  • Publication Date: 1984-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 80 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00393801
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-TX-84-62+262-5 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: Study 2-18-79-262
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1987 12:00AM