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OTW plastic construction and traffic barricades improve safety around construction sites and work zones by keeping pedestrians and vehicles away from hazardous areas. These barricades are approved for use in high-speed construction zones. Our water-filled barriers provide an ideal channelizing solution for construction and traffic projects.

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Traffic Control Barricades to Protect Drivers, Pedestrians, and Construction Crews

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Our construction and traffic barricades are designed to protect drivers, pedestrians, and road construction crews by creating channels of clear delineation.

According to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), uniformity promotes respect and our Longitudinal Channelizing Devices (LCD) do just that! We have two different traffic barricades for use on the road. Each has unique benefits for different applications.

The MB42x72 JSS LCD barricade is federally accepted as a Longitudinal Channeling Device (LCD) and is suitable for high-speed work zones.

Depending on how much protection is needed, our traffic barricades can either form an interlocking wall or be spaced individually to supplement cones and drums. All of our traffic control barricades can be ballasted with water and accessorized with safety lights and reflective sheeting. Our jersey shaped traffic barricade can also be outfitted with steel fence panels, creating an even taller barrier to entry.

Water-Filled Construction Barricades for Project Sites

OTW construction barricades are lightweight and easy to position, so depending on the application, they can often be faster to deploy than concrete barricades. The more clearly perimeters are defined around job sites, the less confusion they cause for drivers and pedestrians. Our barricades are brightly colored and, because they interlock, they form a continuous line that is treated like a wall by drivers.

Our water filled barriers allow for easy installation of additional accessories such as fence panels and fence privacy screens as well as our new Vehicle Gate or Pedestrian Gate Adapter. Together our water filled barriers and accessories provide full perimeter solutions to any temporary site.

The Texas Transportation Institute has conducted a study on this topic. They compared traditional channelizing devices like cones and drums to longitudinal channelizing devices like the Jersey Shape LCD.

The report titled, “Studies to Determine the Effectiveness of Longitudinal Channelizing Devices in Work Zones” shows the results of a driver’s ability to successfully navigate a work zone when LCDs are used in comparison to the use of traditional channelizing devices. The results showed that drivers were less confused because the LCDs provided more path guidance information over the traditional channelizing devices used in the study. In fact, “participants preferred the LCD treatments to the all drum treatments.”

Check out the report here: Studies to determine the effectiveness of longitudinal channelizing devices in work zones.

Researchers recommended the use of LCDs on both tapers and tangents in the immediate vicinity of exit ramps when a high number of deliberate intrusions into work zones to access the exit ramp are expected or have occurred. The use of LCDs at both the tapers and tangents of exit ramps should drastically reduce the number of deliberate intrusions into work zones.

In construction zones that are not surrounded by high-speed traffic we have two other plastic barricade options – both still lightweight and easy to deploy, both able to be ballasted with water or sand to prevent movement. Our 32-inch and 42-inch jersey shape construction barricades are incredibly durable and can be deployed just about anywhere. They both support a 5-foot tall barricade fence panel that can function to keep debris from escaping and pedestrians from entering. Mesh screening (branded with logos or left plain) can also be added to the fence panels for added privacy. We’ve noticed, especially in big cities that pay attention to the aesthetics of a job site, branded fencing can bring applause from neighbors and, often, referral business. And now, with our new Vehicle Gate Adapter Kit, we can help you create a full custom perimeter security solution for any construction site.

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We’ve been molding water-filled barricades for over two decades now, so we know the ins and outs of job requirements and which barricade will suit your needs the best. We know contractors are busy people so if we can help you or your procurement team get your safety requirements in place, give us a call.