The development and testing is described of a Type III barricade, constructed of polyvinyl chloride (PBC) pipe, which is superior in every respect to the conventional wooden barricade. The breadaway barricades cost $55.31 each compared to $78.15 each for the conventional type. The The design allows the plastic component to scatter on impact resulting in minimum damage to both the barricade and the vehicle. The modular design standard and uniform dimensions facilitate component replacement and eliminate the need for a large inventory. The lightweight (45 lbs) and breakaway characteristics combine to provide a much safer barricade. The barricades can usually be reassembled in 10 to 15 minutes on the scene thereby eliminating replacement costs. The barricades are also portable and easily transportable.

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  • Accession Number: 00141261
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-019 049
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM