HighwayGuard™ is given the greenlight to fuel road safety in Idaho

The HighwayGuard™ MASH 16 TL-3 and TL-4 compliant steel barrier system has been approved for deployment across Idaho in standard, lower, and minimum deflection configurations, paving the way for better road safety for highway operatives and road users in the scenic US state.

Known for its extensive wilderness and mountainous landscapes, coupled with heavy snow during the winter months, Idaho is often home to challenging travelling conditions and demanding highway maintenance projects, as well as stunning scenery. State approval in all three deflection configurations means HighwayGuard™s performance and lifespan align with Idaho’s unpredictable weather conditions and complex road networks. HighwayGuard™ also has AASHTO Soil Standard Deflection System approval for Idaho, confirming its suitability for locations where the barrier cannot be placed on asphalt or concrete, making it ideal for such a rural state.

There are 1.25 million licensed drivers in Idaho, many of whom own large vehicles, including pick-up trucks and SUVs. HighwayGuard™s MASH 16 TL-3 and TL-4 certification means it can resist vehicle penetration of up to 10,000kg, saving lives and limiting the risk of injury. The use of HighwayGuard™ in Idaho will ensure highway operatives feel protected when working in live construction zones while also providing safety assurance for motorists and their passengers when travelling across Idaho’s sometimes challenging road network.

Alongside robust impact resistance, HighwayGuard™ also features a much smaller working width than other MASH 16 TL-3 and TL-4 certified barriers. This not only maximises the use of space for operatives in the working zone but also reduces disruption for Idaho’s road occupants.

The lowest deflection temporary barrier system in the world, HighwayGuard™ can be specified for temporary or permanent deployments across Idaho, as far as the Canadian border to the north and Nevada to the south.

HighwayGuard™ continues to drive road safety worldwide, with the Idaho approval joining acceptances across the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.