Our line of roadway barricades are designed to protect drivers, pedestrians, and road construction crews by creating channels of clear delineation. The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) states that uniformity promotes respect and our Longitudinal Channelizing Devices (LCD) do just that! We have four different safety barricades for use on the road, each with unique benefits for different applications. Both the MB42x72JSS LCD and the MB42x45 LCD barricades are federally accepted as longitudinal channeling devices (LCDs) and suitable for high speed work zones. When used with our MB350 kit, the MB42x72 JSS LCD is federally accepted as a barrier, able to prevent vehicular penetration of a work zone. Depending on how much protection is needed, our roadway barricades either can form an interlocking wall or be spaced individually to supplement cones and drums. All of our barricades can be ballasted with water and accessorized with safety lights and reflective sheeting. Three of our barricade styles can also be outfitted with fencing, creating an even taller barrier to entry.
Barricades for Traffic
Our barricades are a safer alternative to concrete in many situations. Only two work zone conditions require the use of concrete barriers. The first is when it is less dangerous for vehicle occupants to impact the concrete barrier than to collide with a hazard behind the barrier, and the second is to prevent an errant vehicle from penetrating a zone where workers are at risk. Our brightly colored barricades provide more visibility to drivers and are actually safer in a crash than concrete barriers. They are also easier to deploy since most models can be set up by one person and then ballasted with water. Widely-spaced folding barricades, drums and cones can be confusing, and this variation can increase reaction time, leading cars or pedestrians to enter hazardous areas. Our barriers offer clear and positive guidance, essential in many work zones. The MUTCD also says that a uniform treatment creates a uniform response. A continuous wall is a bigger deterrent and the height and bright visibility is easier to recognize at night or in bad weather.