Collapsible and Portable Barricades

If a barricade of some sort can be folded up and/or easily carried from one location to another, it could be considered a portable/collapsible barricade. But there’s more to it than that.

Throughout the United States, on any one of our unending roads, while driving your vehicle you have undoubtedly noticed either a stationary barricade or portable barricades of some sort. From accidents, unsafe areas, and more, they help protect you. There are two ways that OSHA, in particular, defines a portable barricade:

  • By application
  • By design

Below, we’ll examine both of those. Regardless of the type of barricade you need, you will find it – and so much more – at Starr Industries.

What Are Collapsible and Portable Barricades?

First things first, let’s define a barricade. According to OSHA, “A barricade is a fixed or portable device having from three down to one rail(s) with markings appropriate to its purpose. It is for traffic control by delineating, restricting, or closing a portion or all of the right-of-way.”

So, traffic control is a barricade’s sole purpose. A safe environment is better provided for road workers and drivers through traffic control. Numerous drivers could find themselves in hazardous or difficult circumstances without barricades.

Now let’s look at the categorizations of design:

Under the classification of design, there are several categories: Here, it matters not how traffic control is achieved. The important factor is that, to wherever the traffic controller needs the delineated, restricted, or detoured cars to go, portable barricades are used to direct the traffic. Using portable barricades, there are requirements that must be adhered to. They must:

  • Be stabilized with sandbags
  • Be sturdy enough to withstand the elements
  • Have stripes that face down
  • Have alternating orange and white reflective stripes facing down (45° angle/slope)

The Benefits of Collapsible and Portable Barricades

As already mentioned, when it comes to traffic control, nothing beats the high-quality, highly visible, sturdily built collapsible and portable barricades of today. The sloping white and orange alternating lines on a barricade serve a purpose other than making them highly noticeable.

Technically, because the stripes face down, they are indicating the direction in which traffic will need to go (or turn). If it is a dead-on blockage, and there are no turns, the stripes slope toward the middle. This notifies drivers that there is no place to turn. Barricades can have stripes facing from the middle to the outside edge in both directions if traffic is turning in both directions.

Applications of Collapsible And Portable Barricades

Now we can discuss the second classification put forth by OSHA where collapsible and portable barricades are concerned. Application.

There are three types of barricades. Frequently used when traffic must be temporarily diverted are Type ll and l.

On less traveled or urban roads, Type I is a good choice. With a larger reflective surface, Type II enhance awareness. Therefore, Type II is often used on highways or freeways where people don’t have much time to react because they’re traveling at a faster speed.

To close roads, Type III barricades are used.

Buy Your Collapsible and Portable Barricades from Starr Industries, LLC

At Starr Industries LLC, because our customers have various demands, we offer different types of barricades. Many of those are included here:

  • Collapsible and Portable Barricades
  • Traffic Barriers
  • Construction Barrier Systems
  • Pedestrian Barricades
  • Crowd Control Barricades
  • Type lll Barricades
  • Type II and Type I Universal Barricades

For all our constructs, we use high-quality materials and make sure that our focus is always on the public as well as on-site workers.

Contact us at Starr Industries if you’d like to know more. You can call us at 646-756-4648 or email us at