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Safety Eligibility Letter B-242

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U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration

1200 New Jersey Ave. S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590

May 13, 2013

In Reply Refer To:
HSST/B-242

Mr. Wayne Frankhauser
Maine Department of Transportation
16 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0016

Dear Mr. Frankhauser:

This letter is in response to your request for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to review a roadside safety system for eligibility for reimbursement under the Federal-aid highway program.

Name of system: Maine Department of Transportation (MEDOT)
36-inch 3-Tube TL4 Bridge Rail
Type of system: Permanent Bridge Rail
Test Level: National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 350 TL-4
Testing conducted by: n/a
Date of request: November 27, 2012
Date of completed package: May 8, 2013
Task Force 13 Designator: SBB45d

Decision:
The following device is eligible, with details provided in the form which is attached as an integral part of this letter:

Based on a review of original crash test results submitted by the State DOT certifying the device described herein meets the crash test and evaluation criteria of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 350, the subject modified device is eligible for reimbursement under the Federal-aid highway program. Eligibility for reimbursement under the Federal-aid highway program does not establish approval or endorsement by the FHWA for any particular purpose or use.

To be found eligible for Federal-aid funding, roadside safety devices should meet the crash test and evaluation criteria contained in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 350 or the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH).

Requirements
To be found eligible for Federal-aid funding, roadside safety devices should meet the crash test and evaluation criteria contained in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 350 or the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH).

Description
The device and supporting documentation are described in the attached form.

Summary and Standard Provisions
Therefore, the system described and detailed in the attached form is eligible for reimbursement and may be installed under the range of conditions tested.

Please note the following standard provisions that apply to FHWA eligibility letters:

 

Sincerely yours,

/* Signature of Michael S. Griffith*/

Michael S. Griffith
Director, Office of Safety Technologies
Office of Safety

Enclosures

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