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The Cost in Lives of Inaction on Work Zone Safety Barriers

The Cost in Lives of Inaction on Work Zone Safety Barriers

August 21, 2017 | Engineering News Record

Today’s market offers movable concrete-and-steel barriers and other safety products that can be quickly deployed and retrieved to open and close lanes, accommodating roadwork and rush-hour traffic. However, outdated policies and practices hinder their use. We are convinced that the increased use of positive separation needs to move from being an exceptional practice to becoming standard practice.

Autoværnet flytter sig efter trafikken

Autoværnet flytter sig efter trafikken

May 16, 2017 | FDM

For the first time in Denmark moveable barrier is being deployed to manage traffic flow in a workzone. The technique is designed to reduce traffic congestion during roadwork on Køge Bay motorway.

Seeing is Believing Event

Seeing is Believing Event

November 12, 2016 | BBC Radio

Hear BBC Radio Leicester’s Helen McCarthy report from the Seeing is Believing 2016 event in the UK, where she went to investigate the Road Zipper System, and was clearly impressed.

Road Zipper Wins Award of Merit from San Francisco MTC

Road Zipper Wins Award of Merit from San Francisco MTC

October 27, 2016 | SF MTC

Thanks to an innovative $30 million moveable median barrier, completed in January 2015, head-on collisions on the Golden Gate Bridge are a thing of the past, and driving is a lot safer for the 2.5 million vehicles per month that cross the iconic 1.7-mile span.

The barrier is a mechanical “zipper” that changes the configuration of the bridge’s six lanes twice daily to keep traffic flowing smoothly.