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FHWA Home / Safety / Local and Rural Road / W-beam Guardrail Repair Guide

A Guide for Highway and Street Maintenance Personnel

Alterate Text: Figure 1 - Standard sections of roadside barriers

Diagram. This diagram shows the standard sections of roadside barriers as shown in the Roadside Design Guide. The guardrail sections from left to right are downstream terminal or end treament, length of need (standard section and transition within the length of need), bridge rail, length of need (standard section and transition within the length of need), and upstream terminal end treatment.

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Alterate Text: Figure 2 - Field Length of Need

Diagram. This diagram shows the standard sections of roadside barriers as shown in the Roadside Design Guide. The guardrail sections from left to right are downstream terminal or end treament, length of need (standard section and transition within the length of need), bridge rail, length of need (standard section and transition within the length of need), and upstream terminal end treatment.

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Alterate Text: Figure 3 - W-beam guardrail repair log

Diagram. This diagram shows the standard sections of roadside barriers as shown in the Roadside Design Guide. The guardrail sections from left to right are downstream terminal or end treament, length of need (standard section and transition within the length of need), bridge rail, length of need (standard section and transition within the length of need), and upstream terminal end treatment.

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