The Use of Temporary Steel Barriers in Construction

Report
6TH
ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The Use of Temporary Steel Barriers in
Construction Zones
By Don Pyde
Product Manager
Trinity Highway Products
What is Temporary
Steel Barrier?
Typically:
• Rugged
• Lightweight (When compared to
concrete or water-filled barrier)
• Galvanized Steel
• Easy to move
• Flexible applications
Examples
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Vulcan
Zoneguard
ArmorGuard
BarrierGuard 800
Physical Characteristics
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Galvanized Steel
Typically 32” Tall
Multiple Lengths – 13.5’ to 50’
Weight typically 60-70 lbs./foot
Various Connections (Pins, Bolts, Interlocking)
Very Durable
15-20 Year Useful Life
Standards
• NCHRP 350
– TL-3 (62mph)
– TL-4 (large truck)
• MASH
– TL-3 (62mph)
– TL-4 (large truck)
Why use Temporary
Steel Barrier?
• Safety
– Steel Barrier offers positive protection
• Reduce Congestion
– Steel Barrier allows for dynamic lane closures
– Steel Barrier allows for rapid repositioning
• Lower transport costs
– 600-750 linear feet/truckload vs 120 linear feet of concrete
barrier
• Speed
– Deployment speeds of up 1000’/hour
• Ease of movement in the workzone
• Durability
– 15-20 year useful life vs. 5-10 with concrete
Unique Features
• Wheeled Barrier
– Allows for positioning
and movement by hand
– Allows for towing
laterally down the work
zone.
Unique Features
• Gates - Easily create openings in medians or
runs of temporary barrier
Unique Features
• Movable Barrier
Applications
• Highway and road construction zones
– Fixed
– Changing/Moving
– Short Term or Off-Peak Traffic
• Bridge Repair
– Decks
– Piers
• Sign – Roadside structure repair
• Median or Barrier Gate Openings
• Emergency Crossovers
Typical Deployments
Work Zone
Traffic
Typical Deployments
Traffic
Traffic
Special Deployments Movable
Direction of Traffic
Direction of Traffic
Work Zone
Considerations
• Deflection
– Steel barrier has less mass than concrete
– Vendors have different anchoring
requirements for various workzone
configurations
– Deflections range from 1” to 13’.
Considerations
• End Treatments
– End treatments are required where a bluntend hazard exists
Steel Barrier Summary
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Provides Safety for Workers
Mitigates congestion
Lightweight
Easy to move to and within the workzone
Can put 6 times as much on a truckload
compared to concrete
• Saves on costs!!
Thank You
Don Pyde
Trinity Highway
[email protected]
312-705-8444

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