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MnDOT Resources

Roadside Hardware Identification and Inspection Handbook (pdf)

Guardrail/Barrier Drawings - Standard Plans, Standard Plates, and Design Details.

Approved/Qualified Products - Roadside Barrier Products

Road Design Manual Chapter 10 – Traffic Control Devices and Traffic Barriers (pdf)

Design Scene, Chapter 14: Guardrail and Barriers (pdf)

MnDOT Guardrail Replacement and Maintenance Guidelines (Research Project Final Report #2010RIC13) (pdf)

 

Active Technical Memoranda  related to  Guardrail/Barrier:

17-07-TS-02 - W-Beam Guardrail Upgrade Considerations for Preservation Projects (pdf)

16-09-TS-04 - Implementation of MnDOT Single Slope Median Barrier design and   MnDOT Type 31 Guardrail design. (pdf)

15-08-TS-04 - Design Guidelines for High-Tension Cable Barriers (HTCB)  (pdf)

01-24-TS-09 - W-Beam Bull Nose (pdf)

FHWA/AASHTO/NCHRP Resources

FHWA – Hardware Eligibility Letters

FHWA – Roadway Departure Safety FAQ resources

FHWA – Roadside Hardware Resource Charts

FHWA - W-Beam Guardrail Repair, A Guide for Highway and Street Maintenance Personnel (pdf)

AASHTO Roadside Design Guide/Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH)

AASHTO Task Force 13

AASHTO Task Force 13 - Online Guide to Barrier Hardware Systems

NCHRP Report 350 –Recommended Procedure for the Safety Performance Evaluation of Highway Features (pdf)

NCHRP Report 656 -Criteria for Restoration of Longitudinal Barriers (pdf)

Research/Pooled Funds/Crash Testing Reports

Midwest Roadside Safety Facility (MwRSF)

Roadside Safety Research Program (Texas Transportation Institute)

Guardrail Terminal Videos

SoftStop from Trinity Highway Products | MaineDOT's Guardrail Inspection Training

MSKT from Road Systems, Inc | MaineDOT's Guardrail Inspection Training

FLEAT from Road Systems, Inc | MaineDOT's Guardrail Inspection Training

SRT-350 from Trinity Highway Products | MaineDOT's Guardrail Inspection Training

MAX-Tension from Lindsay Corporation | MaineDOT's Guardrail Inspection Training