Traffic barricades solve a wide range of traffic control and crowd control issues. Each type of barricade serves a specific purpose and they are most effective when they utilized for the specific purpose for which they were designed.
The barricade is the modern version of the classic wooden A-frame barricade that places one long horizontal bar on top of 2 vertical mounts, allowing them to be extremely easy to setup and move as needed. The new plastic barricades are lighter and easier to deploy.
Folding plastic barricades are made to meet specific MUTCD compliance regulations and are available in Type I (a single 8" x 24" reflective panel per side) and Type II (two reflective 8" x 24" panels per side).
Crosswalk barricades are ideal for alerting drivers of pedestrian crossings and helping to support local traffic control personnel in their efforts to ensure pedestrian safety along congested roadways. They deploy easy and the barricades weighted bases hold them in place in windy conditions.
A similar product is the vertical panel barricade which is designed for on-the-spot needs and is a great solution for quickly marking off a construction or work zone. The panels on these barricades come with standard verbage or can be customized.
Type III barricades are most commonly used to block off or close large sections of roads and highways during active construction. They have 3 horizontal bars with refelective tape, thus the Type III desgination. These large and highly visible traffic barricades alert drivers that their attention is needed and to proceed with additional caution.
If additional protection is needed in your work area (either for workers or pedestrians) plastic ‘Jersey Style’ barricades, which can weigh well over 1,000 pounds when filled with water, offer a more robust solution than more traditional types of wooden or plastic barricades. They come in several different sizes and models. These barriers offer increased protection as they have the ability to absorb some of the energy from speeding vehicles if impacted.
Channelizer drums work very well to alert drivers to sudden changes in pavement or traffic patterns. They can be staked to move easily and weighted to stay in place.
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