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Roadside Hardware Policy and Guidance

AASHTO/FHWA Joint Implementation Agreement for Manual for Assessing Safety HardwareNEW 01-07-2016

Questions and Answers regarding the MASH Implementation AgreementNEW 01-07-2016

Documents relating to the work plan for the crash testing of ET-Plus hardware with 4-inch guide channels

FHWA Federal Register Notice – MASH Transition

November 12, 2015 – An open letter to all in the highway safety hardware and roadside design community

November 12, 2015 – Federal-aid Reimbursement Eligibility Process For Safety Hardware Devices
The purpose of this memorandum is to notify the FHWA Field of changes the Federal-aid reimbursement eligibility process for safety hardware devices and actions taken to address those changes.

Federal-Aid Reimbursement Eligibility Process

Form to Request Eligibility for Federal Aid Reimbursement

Eligibility Letter Request FAQs

FHWA Policy Memoranda and Guidance on Roadside Hardware
Here’s where to find FHWA policy memoranda on roadside hardware.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About Roadside Safety Appurtenances
Questions and comments from State transportation agencies, industry, and the Federal Highway Administration.

The Roadside Design Guide was revised in 2011 and is available from the AASHTO bookstore at: https://bookstore.transportation.org/collection_detail.aspx?ID=105

A collection of manufacturers that produce roadside hardware.

Search for Crashworthy Hardware (FHWA Hardware Eligibility)

To find hardware that has been tested for crashworthiness according to the NCHRP-recommended procedures, see:

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