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End terminals (beam guardrail)

W-Beam Guardrail*

Energy Absorbing End Terminals

Product Manufacturer
Test Level (Design Options)
Tangent
Flared
FHWA Eligibility Letter
Date Approved
NCHRP 350
MASH (MnDOT Type 31 Guardrail)
Sequential Kinking Terminal (SKT) Road Systems, Inc.
TL-2, TL-3
X
 
X
Jan-01
Extruder Terminal (ET-PLUS) Trinity Highway Products, LLC
TL-2, TL-3
X
 
X
Jan-01*
Trinity SOFT-STOP Terminal Trinity Highway Products, LLC
TL-3
X
 
Oct-16
MASH Sequentially Kinking Terminal (MSKT) Road Systems, Inc.
TL-3
X
 
Oct-16
X-Tension Guardrail End Terminal Barrier Systems, Inc.
TL-3
X
X
X
Dec-11
X-Lite Guardrail Terminal Barrier Systems, Inc.
TL-3
X
X
X
Mar-12
Flared Energy-Absorbing Terminal (FLEAT) Road Systems, Inc.
TL-2, TL-3
 
 
X
X
Jan-01

* The ET-Plus Terminal was suspended from October 28, 2014 through February 12, 2016.

Box Beam Guardrail*

Energy Absorbing End Terminals

Product Manufacturer Test Level (Design Options) Tangent Flared 31-inch Height (Option) Date Approved
NCHRP 350
MASH
Bursting Energy Absorbing Terminal (BEAT) Road Systems, Inc.
TL-3
X
 
N/A
Mar-14

W-Beam Guardrail*

Non-Energy Absorbing End Terminals

Product Manufacturer Test Level (Design Options) Tangent Flared 31-inch Height (Option) Date Approved
NCHRP 350
MASH
Eccentric Loader Terminal (ELT) Non-proprietary, Standard Plate 8329 (For Design Speeds <= 40 mph only)
TL-3
X
Jan-01
Slotted Rail Terminal (SRT-350, Wood Post) Trinity Highway Products, LLC
TL-3
X
X
Jan-01

W-Beam Guardrail (Medians)*

Median Terminals

Product Manufacturer Test Level (Design Options) Tangent Flared 31-inch Height (Option) Date Approved
NCHRP 350
MASH
Brakemaster - 350 Trinity Highway Products, LLC
TL-3
N/A
N/A
Jan-01

Crash Cushion Attenuating Terminal (CAT-350)

TL-3
N/A
N/A
Jan-01
X-Tension Median Attenuator System (X-MAS)
TL-3
N/A
N/A
Dec-11

*Product shall be accepted by the FHWA as meeting or exceeding the NCHRP 350 or MASH testing requirements. Installer shall assume all responsibility for proper application and adherence to the manufacturer's installation instructions. Flared Terminals require a wider (1:10 or flatter) approach area prior to, and downstream of the end terminal. Non-Energy Absorbing End Terminals should only be installed at locations where a runout area exists behind and downstream of the end terminal.