The report covers the development of a narrow median barrier to safely divide narrow median highways with median of 4 1/2 foot minimum width. These are usually older, urban highways where the traffic density is of such a magnitude that it is imperative that no penetration of the barrier occur and that vehicle rebound off the barrier be minimal. Since there are barriers already in use which perform at least one or both of these functions satisfactorily, the additional advantages of reduced forces on the vehicle occupants and reduced vehicle damage are desired. Three crash tests were run at Texas Transportation Institute. These tests indicate that this barrier is an effective device which performs well not only in reducing secondary vehicle collisions, but also in reducing occupant injury and impacting vehicle damage.

  • Corporate Authors:


    CEDAR RAPIDS, IA  United States 

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Riddell, R M
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092088
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-75- 25 Final Rpt., FCP 31G1-074
  • Contract Numbers: FH-11-6958
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM