Approach guardrail transition for single-slope concrete barriers

Ron Faller, Ketil Soyland, Dean L. Sicking

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Abstract

An approach guardrail transition for use with the single-slope concrete median barrier was developed and crash tested. The transition was constructed with 3.43-mm-thick (10-gauge) thrie-beam rail and was supported by nine W6 × 9 steel posts. Post spacings consisted of one at 292 mm (11.5 in.), five at 476 mm (1 ft 6.75 in.), and three at 952 mm (3 ft 1.5 in.). A structural tube spacer block (TS 7 × 4 × 3/16) was also developed for use with the thrie-beam rail. Two full-scale vehicle crash tests were performed, and the system was shown to meet the Test Level 3 requirements specified in NCHRP Report 35O: Recommended Procedures for the Safetr Performance Evaluation of Highway Features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-108
Number of pages12
JournalTransportation Research Record
Issue number1528
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

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Approach guardrail transition for single-slope concrete barriers. / Faller, Ron; Soyland, Ketil; Sicking, Dean L.

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Faller, Ron ; Soyland, Ketil ; Sicking, Dean L. / Approach guardrail transition for single-slope concrete barriers. In: Transportation Research Record. 1996 ; No. 1528. pp. 97-108.
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