Generally speaking, traffic barriers serve a concise purpose – they keep vehicles where they belong… on the road. They prevent collisions with hazardous obstacles including storm drains, walls, buildings, bridge abutments, trees, sign supports, boulders, and more. They can also stop vehicles from running down an embankment into deep water. To prevent vehicles from entering highways the wrong way, they divide roadways when installed as medians. Against errant vehicles, they can also be used to protect fuel tanks, pedestrian zones, schoolyards, and more.
Traffic barricades, on the other hand, also prevent workers from wandering into traffic and traffic from entering work zones on streets, highways, and more. They can be used to section off hazardous road conditions, such as an open sewer grate, massive pothole, washed out bridge, and more. Today, they are designed with safety, durability, and visibility in mind.
But, because there are so many reasons for barriers and barricades, they come in many shapes, sizes, and types. Some of these include the following:
- Expanding length barricades
- A-frame barricades (type I, type II)
- Traffic cones
- Construction barrels/drums/traffic barrels
- Jersey barriers
- Safety signs
What Are Traffic Barriers?
There can be little doubt as to the purpose of a traffic barrier. When used as a barricade, it sections off traffic from worksites (and road workers) and vice versa.
Sometimes referred to as Armco barriers, traffic barriers can also go by the moniker of crash barriers, guardrails, and more. If it is decided that a traffic barrier is required, to determine the length of need, careful considerations and calculations are completed. Traffic volume and traffic speed are taken into consideration for calculations. Additionally, distance between the barrier and traffic, the barrier and the side of the road, and other potentially hazardous considerations are factored in. The placement of traffic barriers is as important to the safety of the public as are the high-quality materials that go into the barriers themselves.
In addition to traffic barriers, Starr Industries provides numerous services for the public to be applied in any number of situations. Some of these include the following:
- Working platforms
- Stair towers
- Sidewalk bridges/sheds
- Roof protection
The Benefits of Traffic Barriers
Without a doubt, today’s traffic barriers and barricades have and continue to save the lives of not only highway workers but drivers and passengers as well. When it comes to safety barriers, though there are many benefits, three stand out. They are as follows:
- They reduce congestion and traffic jams
- Today’s barriers require minimal maintenance and are highly durable
- They increase road safety
Applications of Traffic Barriers
As the name implies, these are barriers that are used in traffic situations along the highways and byways. For the installation of traffic barriers, some common sites are as follows:
- Near possibly hazardous roadside elements
- Near large illumination/sign poles
- Where vertical or steep drops are present
- At culverts or drainage crossings
- Near roadway limits involving steep slopes
- Bridge ends, and more
Buy Traffic Barriers from Starr Industries Today
At Starr Industries LLC, because safety is our number one concern, we use only the highest quality materials in the manufacture of our barricades, barriers, and other systems.
Contact us at Starr Industries if you’d like to know more. You can call us at 646-756- 4648 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.