Skip to Site Navigation | Skip to Content

I-35 will get safety overhaul in county

I-35 will get safety overhaul in county

TMC News,

Stillwater NewsPress - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX

Jun 12, 2010 -- STILLWATER, Okla. -- Interstate 35 north of the S.H. 51 interchange will be safer soon, Oklahoma Department of Transportation spokesman Cole Hackett said.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation recently awarded a $607,000 contract to Action Safety Supply, Co., of Oklahoma City to install a cable-barrier safety system in the median.

The system is a series of poles and cables that redirects vehicles that careen into the median. It is designed to prevent head-on crashes, and is a good solution when the median is too narrow for a concrete barrier, Hackett said.

The system isn't new. It debuted on Lake Hefner Parkway in Oklahoma City in early 1990.

"We tested it for a couple of years," he said, adding it prevented a lot of accidents.

It also saves money. A few poles and cable can be replaced if the cable barrier is damaged in an accident. It's less expensive to repair then damaged concrete barriers, he said... FULL ARTICLE


No comments (Add your own)

Add a New Comment


Comment Guidelines: No HTML is allowed. Off-topic or inappropriate comments will be edited or deleted. Thanks.