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Safety Eligibility Letter B-243

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U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration

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

September 6, 2013

In Reply Refer To:
HSST/B-243

Ms. Karla Lechtenberg
Midwest Roadside Safety Facility (MwRSF)
130 Whittier Research Center
2200 Vine Street
Lincoln, NE  68583-0853

Dear Ms. Lechtenberg:

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: 31-inch Non-Blocked Midwest Guardrail System (MGS)
Type of system:

Longitudinal Barrier

Test Level: AASHTO MASH TL3
Testing conducted by: Midwest Roadside Safety Facility (MwRSF)
Task Force 13 Designator: SGR41
Date of request: October 5, 2012
Date initially acknowledged: October 5, 2012
Date of completed package: : July 3, 2013

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 crash test results you submitted certifying the device described herein meets the crash test and evaluation criteria of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH), the 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. 

The FHWA, the Department of Transportation, and the United States Government do not endorse products or services and the issuance of a reimbursement eligibility letter is not an endorsement of any product or service.

Requirements
To be found eligible for Federal-aid funding, roadside safety devices should meet the crash test and evaluation criteria contained in 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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