GUIDE FOR SELECTING, LOCATING, AND DESIGNING TRAFFIC BARRIERS: VOLUME II--TECHNICAL APPENDIX

The guide presents the results of a synthesis of current information on the various elements of traffic barrier systems, including warrants, structural and strength characteristics, maintenance characteristics, selection criteria, and placement data. Criteria on these elements are summarized for each of the four basic barrier types, namely, roadside barriers (heretofore commonly referred to as guardrails), median barriers, bridge rails and crash cushions. A chapter on a cost-effective selection procedure is included, primarily to provide the highway engineer with an alternate approach to the more conventional means of establishing barrier need and a barrier selection if warranted. The information is presented in two volumes. Volume II, which is actually a technical appendix, contains supporting data and is a valuable supplement to the basic guidelines. /FHWA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas A&M Research Foundation

    College Station, TX  USA  77843

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  USA  76011
  • Authors:
    • Ross, H E
    • Kohutek, T L
    • Pledger, J
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 180 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179485
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-76-504 Final Rpt., FCP 36E1-503
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8507
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1978 12:00AM