WHEN CLEAR ZONES AREN’T CLEAR

John ThomasTraffic Safety, Uncategorized

The greatest challenge when using GATING work zone crash cushions is ensuring the clear zone is CLEAR. Clear zones might unknowingly become filled with equipment, construction materials, work vehicles and other hazards as the project progresses and lanes are reconfigured. What Is A Clear Zone? According to the Roadside Design Guide of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation … Read More

GATING CRASH CUSHIONS VS. MOTORIST SAFETY

John ThomasCrash Cushions

There is a place for every type of crash cushion, but using a GATING system can expose motorists to danger in Severe Use applications and at the leading-edge of work zones where impact frequency is higher. A plastic water-filled crash cushion or sand-filled barrel array that doesn’t need to be anchored might sound like the easy solution for some work … Read More

TRAFFIC SIGNAL BATTERY MAINTENANCE REMINDER

John ThomasTraffic Signals

Your Portable Traffic Signals are hardy… but they need water to stay alive. If you lease or own portable traffic signals, it’s important to maintain the solar charging system on each trailer to ensure proper operation. This includes monitoring and maintaining proper water levels in all system batteries and ensuring all solar panels are kept free of dirt, snow and … Read More

WINTER CRASH CUSHION MAINTENANCE

John ThomasCrash Cushions, Traffic Safety

When winter weather sets in, so does the risk of increased roadway accidents due slippery roads. At the same time, ice and snow can affect the impact attenuating performance of many crash cushions. Snow and ice can prevent systems with fender panels from telescoping or systems with sled mechanisms from operating properly. In winter, it is important to inspect your … Read More

WHY ARE SMALL NUISANCE HITS A BIG DEAL?

John ThomasCrash Cushions

crash cushions

Crash cushions are often placed close to traffic and at the leading edge of work zones. Whenever anything is close to traffic, it is bound to be bumped, rubbed or hit by passing motorists and even semi-trucks that misjudge turns or lane width. Small nuisance hits are a reality for all crash cushions and happen every day – sometimes several … Read More

SPRING STORMS INCREASE CHANCE OF SIGNAL KNOCKDOWNS

John ThomasTraffic Safety

Be Ready with the PortaPole™ Rapid Response Signal System The PortaPole Rapid Response Signal System is the solution for quick response to traffic signal knockdowns. It is designed for rapid deployment and has a compact footprint for municipal applications. Tow the PortaPole to the intersection and restore traffic control in minutes – one person can raise the signal mast/arm with the flip … Read More

CLOSE THE WINDOW OF VULNERABILITY

John ThomasCrash Cushions

The Time Between Crash Cushion Impact And Repair During the last 40 years, crash cushions have evolved from the early sacrificial models to systems that are repairable and resettable. Today, there are essentially four broad categories of crash cushions: Sacrificial – require replacement after impacts Repairable -require replacement cartridges/parts Resettable – reusable, but must be reset after every impact Self-Restoring … Read More

SPRING PROJECTS ARE ALMOST HERE

John ThomasRentals

Book Your REACT 350 Crash Cushion Rentals Now! When planning for road maintenance and construction projects, renting temporary crash cushions can have a significant impact on your bottom line and simplify your life. The benefits of renting temporary crash cushions are significant: No big upfront capital expenditure The crash cushion is delivered to your site – right when you need … Read More

PROTECT THE LEADING-EDGE OF WORK ZONES

John ThomasTraffic Safety

Despite best efforts to warn motorists about an upcoming work zone, motorists have the highest probability of an accident at the very beginning of the work zone – called the Leading Edge. That’s the point where lane configurations change. Add inclement weather, darkness and distracted drivers into the mix and it can dramatically escalate the chance of an impact. Selecting … Read More

TIRED OF REPLACING CURB SECTIONS AND POSTS?

John ThomasUncategorized

Dura-Curb™ from JTI is the only SEVERE USE raised separator system. Ordinary raised separator systems are made of rigid plastic and often break when impacted – leaving debris on the roadway and interrupting channelization and motorist safety. Your crews end up replacing curb sections and delineator posts again and again. Dura-Curb is different. It’s made of one of the toughest … Read More