The FHWA is requiring Trinity to subject the ETPlus end terminal with the 4inch guide channel to four different tests set forth by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), using three different guardrail heights. information, illustrations, and specifications in this Manual are based on the latest ET31 Guardrail End Treatment information available to Trinity The Trinity ETPlus with 4inch guide channels became eligible for Federal reimbursement under FHWA letter CC94 on September 2, 2005.
In addition, the device is eligible for reimbursement Trinity et plus fhwa manual FHWA letters CC94A and CC12Q. fhwa's safety strategy regarding etplus guardrail end terminals As a national leader in highway safety, FHWA helps ensure that Americas roads remain among the safest in the world. This commitment to safety is the principle that guides all our efforts. Instructional Manual Trinity Highway Products, LLC. 2525 Stemmons Freeway Dallas, Texas (FHWA).
The ETPLUS systems and its component parts have been accepted for state use by FHWA. However, a comingled and Important statements within the ETPLUS systems Manual are completely followed. Failure to follow this The FHWA did not hear any concerns about the ETPlus until 2012, when the owner of a competitor to Trinity contacted FHWA claiming that Trinity had changed the ETPlus by reducing one component of the guardrail system (the guide channel) from 5 inches to 4 The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Safety Research and Development is conducting a pilot inservice performance evaluation (ISPE) of the most widely used energy absorbing guardrail end terminals (GETs) in the United States, specifically: ETPlus, ET2000, Flared Energy Absorbing End Terminal (FLEAT), Slotted Kinking FHWA Releases Trinity ETPlus Guardrail End Terminal Retesting Plan Testing scheduled to start week of November 17 WASHINGTON The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released a revised plan submitted by Trinity Industries to retest the fourinch ETPlus guardrail end terminal.