Breakaway Light Poles Behind Midwest Guardrail System

Report Number(s): TRP-03-361-17

Description: 32" tall W-beam MGS guardrail. The purpose of this test was to determine the minimum safe lateral offset for light poles in close proximity to a guardrail.  the minimum safe lateral offset was determined to be 20 in.

Test Level: 3

MASH Test Number: 3-10, 3-11

Proprietary/Non-proprietary: Non-proprietary

Pass/Fail: Pass

Evaluation: Full-Scale Crash Testing

Sponsor: Midwest Roadside Safety Facility

Test Article Description

Height: 32"

Rail Type: W-Beam

Rail Thickness: 12-Gauge

Post Type: W6 x 8.5

Material: Wood and Steel

Post Total Length: 72"

Post Spacing: 6' 3"

Blockout Type: Wood

Blockout Depth: 14.25"

Aesthetic: No

Special Configuration: None