TL-3 Short-Radius Guardrail

Report Number(s): FHWA/TX-15/0-6711-1

Description: The design utilizes an energy dissipation component plus a cable anchor that provides tension capacity to the rail section on the primary roadway, though an anchor BCT post on the secondary road portion of the system.

Test Level: 3

MASH Test Number: 3-31, 3-32, 3-33, 3-35

Proprietary/Non-proprietary: Non-proprietary

Pass/Fail: Pass

Evaluation: Full-Scale Crash Testing

Sponsor: Texas Department of Transportation

Test Article Description

Height: 31"

Rail Type: Thrie Beam

Rail Thickness: 12-Gauge

Post Type: Modified BCT Timber Post and W6 x 8.5

Material: Wood and Steel

Post Spacing: 6' 3"

Blockout Type: Wood

Blockout Depth: 8"

Aesthetic: No

Application: Short Radius

Special Configuration: Curved-Short Radius