California Department of Transportation
 

Traffic Safety Devices Branch

Branch Chief: Randy Hiatt 916-654-2465

Deputy Directive #50 (p.37)

Controller Cabinets Memo (p.17)

Traffic Bulletin No.15 - A Method for Checking the Integrity of Cable and Beam Barriers

Traffic Bulletin No.24 - Design Guide for Truck Escape Ramps

Standards Requiring Approval for Exception.doc (1 page) Word Document

Traffic Manual - Chapter 7: Traffic Safety System-1-2012.pdf (4789k)

Traffic Manual - Chapter 7: Traffic Safety System-Transmittal-Letter.pdf 1-5-2012

TRAFFIC MANUAL
CHAPTER 7
TRAFFIC SAFETY SYSTEMS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Topic No.

Subject

Page No.

Date

7-01
7-01.1
7-01.2
7-01.3
7-01.4

GENERAL INFORMATION AND STANDARDS
Introduction
Roles and Responsibilities
Traffic Safety Systems Standards
Traffic Safety Systems Designs and National
Traffic Safety Systems Crash Testing Guidelines

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7-02.1
7-02.2
7-02.3
7-02.4

CLEAR RECOVERY ZONE CONCEPT
Introduction
Remove/Relocate the Fixed Object
Make the Fixed Object Breakaway
Shield the Fixed Object

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7-11
7-11
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7-03.1
7-03.2
7-03.3
7-03.4
7-03.5
7-03.6

GUARDRAIL
Introduction
Guardrail Types
Guardrail Installation Criteria
Guardrail at Embankment Slopes
Guardrail at Fixed Objects
Guardrail Design Considerations

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7-04.1
7-04.2
7-04.3
7-04.4
7-04.5
7-04.6
7-04.7
7-04.8
7-04.9
7-04.10

MEDIAN BARRIER
Purpose
Function
Barrier Types
Study Warrants
Criteria for Choice of Type
Barrier Design Details
Median Design Considerations
CHP Enforcement Areas / Emergency Passageways
Glare Screens
Delineation

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7-35
7-35
7-35
7-37
7-39
7-40
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7-05.1
7-05.2

OUTER SEPARATION BARRIER
Purpose
Outer Separation Barrier Criteria

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7-06.1
7-06.2
7-06.3
7-06.4

CRASH CUSHIONS
Purpose
Available Crash Cushion Types
Placement
Temporary Crash Cushions

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APPENDIX
Exception to Traffic Safety System Standards

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LIST OF FIGURES

Figure No.

Title

Page No.

Date

7-1

Equal Severity Curve

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7-2

Railing at Fixed Objects or Embankment Installations

7-16

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7-3

Railing at Structures

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7-4

Position of Guardrail at Fixed Objects

7-20

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7-5a

Guardrail Connections to Bridge Curbs

7-21

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7-5b

Guardrail Connections to Anchor Posts

7-22

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7-6

Modified Guardrail Installation with Type A Dike or 6-inch Curb

7-28

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7-7

Guardrail on Standard and Narrow Embankments

7-29

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7-8

Guardrail Concrete Beam on Narrow Embankments

7-30

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7-9

Long Span Nested Guardrail

7-31

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7-10

Special Post Footing Detail

7-32

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7-11a

Adjustable Height Guardrail (2-Hole Post)

7-33

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7-11b

Adjustable Height Guardrail (3-Hole Post)

7-34

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7-12

Freeway Median Barrier Study Warrant

7-36

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7-13

Washington State Cable Median Barrier

7-41

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7-14

Washington State Cable Median Barrier Terminal

7-42

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7-15

Washington State Cable Median Barrier Terminal Details

7-43

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7-16

Thrie Beam Barrier Rub Rail Detail

7-45

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7-17

Thrie Beam Connection to Bridge Curbs

7-46

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7-18

Sand Barrel Arrays

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LIST OF TABLES

Table No.

Title

Page No.

Date

7-1

Standards Requiring Headquarters Approval for Exceptions

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7-2

Standards Requiring District Approval for Exceptions

7-9

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7-3

Procedural Standards

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7-4

Railing and Barrier Restoration Practice

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7-5

Median Barrier Type Selection Table

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Revised 1/24/14.