PERFORMANCE OF A TIRE-SAND INERTIAL BARRIER SYSTEM IN CONNECTICUT

The Connecticut Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, has installed a Tire-Sand Inertial Barrier System at the junction of Routes 2 and 17 in Glastonbury. This system utilizes scrap tires as containers for the sand mass and supports fabricated from 55-gallon (208.1 liter) paint drums. Design, Fabrication and Construction details are presented of the selected test site. The field exposure of the system is presented. The performance of the system is judged to be satisfactory in decelerating errant vehicles. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was prepared in cooperation with DOT, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Connecticut Department of Transportation

    Bureau of Highways, 24 Wolcott Hill Road, P.O. Drawer A
    Wethersfield, CT  United States  06109
  • Authors:
    • Button, E F
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182543
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-CT-RD-343F-77-6
  • Contract Numbers: Ct. Study No. 343
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1978 12:00AM