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Information on Midwest Guardrail System use behind sidewalk

Question
State CA
Description Text

I work as a
designer for Caltrans. One of the challenges my team is facing now is designing
ADA improvements on and near Caltrans facilities.



 



One of our
designs proposes a 4-foot wide sidewalk in front of guard rail. I have seen
test reports and photos of MGS behind 6-inch curb. Are there any data or
recommendations when the MGS is placed behind 6-inch curb and a sidewalk ?



 

Keywords
  • Guardrail
Other Keywords Curbs
Date February 4, 2014


Response
Response

We have done some work with investigation of the MGS system with larger offsets from the curb. We did not achieve a comprehensive set of curb guidelines, but we did get some results that may help you.

 

I have attached references to that work. They may not answer all of you questions, but they should give you a start.

 

http://mwrsf.unl.edu/researchhub/files/Report72/TRP-03-205-09.pdf

http://mwrsf.unl.edu/researchhub/files/Report56/TRP-03-221-09.pdf

http://mwrsf.unl.edu/researchhub/files/Report47/TRP-03-237-10.pdf

 

Let me know if you have further questions. 

Date February 4, 2014


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