A system of 55 gallon barrels and obstruction marker signs bolted to sections of metal beam guard rail, provided a fast effective means of temperarily closing lanes, ramps, and other working areas to protect workmen and the travelling public, in a project involving construction under traffic. The system is given stability by plastic bags of sand placed inside the barrel. The barrels, connected by a metal beam guard rail, may be assembled in a section as long or short as necessary to protect the work area, channel traffic, close certain areas to traffic, etc. The whole system works as a unit, is flexible, and will not cause excessive damage to the automobile or serious injury to drivers or workmen. The portability of the system is another of its outstanding features.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Toombs, O A
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 2 p.
  • Serial:

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00135162
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1976 12:00AM