TTI Research Supervisor:
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
College Station, Texas 77843-3135
Pooled Fund Technical Representative:
Derwood C. Sheppard, Jr., P.E.
Design Standard Engineer
FDOT Roadway Design Office
Florida Department of Transportation
605 Suwannee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0450
The purpose of the test reported herein was to assess the performance of the TL-3 Transition with Storm Drain Inlet according to the safety-performance evaluation guidelines included in the second edition of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH), The crash test was preformed in accordance with MASH Test 3-20:
MASH Test 3-20: A 1100C vehicle weighing 2420 lb impacting the Longitudinal Barrier while travelling at 62 mi/h and 25 degrees.
This report provides details on the TL-3 Transition with Storm Drain Inlet, the crash tests and results, and the performance assessment of the TL-3 Transition with Storm Drain Inlet for MASH TL-3 Longitudinal Barrier evaluation criteria.
The Tl-3 Transition with Storm Drain Inlet met the performance criteria for MASH Test 3-20 Longitudinal Barrier. The installation was developed and tested to MASH Test 3-21 in Test Report No. 615251-01.