Alternative Design of Low-Tension Cable Barrier Adjacent to Steep Slopes

Report Number(s): TRP-03-334-21


The system must meet MASH TL-3 safety requirements. The barrier system was to be developed for use adjacent to a 1.8H:1V slope. It was desired that the revised design utilize wider post spacing and reduced lateral barrier offset from the slope to improve the overall cost of the system. The preferred offset was 2 ft (610 mm) or less.

Test Level: 3

Barrier Type: Low Tension

MASH Test Number: 3-11

Proprietary/Non-proprietary: Non-proprietary

Pass/Fail: Pass

Evaluation: Engineering Analysis

Sponsor: Nebraska Department of Transportation

Test Article Description

MASH Version: NA

Post Spacing: Input: ≤ 10

Post Material: Steel

Aesthetic: No