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ODOT considers replacing guard rails on two-lane highways (ARTICLE & VIDEO)

ODOT considers replacing guard rails on two-lane highways (ARTICLE & VIDEO)

KFOR.com
UPDATED AT 06:22PM, AUGUST 17, 2018
BY JESSICA BRUNO,

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is considering replacing guardrails on the side of some two-lane highways with cable barriers, which officials said have been effective in reducing crossover collisions.

According to ODOT officials, cable barriers installed in the center median on many divided highways throughout the state have been effective in reducing the incidence and severity of crossover collisions.

"Cable barrier was a huge phenomenon when it first came to the department in the late 90s when we began to study it," Terri Angier, a spokesperson for ODOT, said.

Cable barriers consist of pre-stretched wire rope threaded through or around metal posts that are anchored into the ground with concrete. It started as a pilot program on Lake Hefner Parkway... FULL ARTICLE & WATCH VIDEO

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