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Safety Eligibility Letter B-250

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U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration

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

May 20, 2014

In Reply Refer To:
HSST/B-250

Ms. Sydney D. Chase
XavierC, LLC
1220 Pennell Drive
Glendora California  91740

Dear Mr. Chase:

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: Non Blocked BMS2-TL3 Single Steel Guardrail
Type of system: 31-inch Tall High Strength W-beam Guardrail on C posts.
Test Level: MASH Test Level 3
Testing conducted by: CIDAUT of Spain
Task Force 13 Designator: SGR51
Date of request: March 8, 2014
Date of completed package: April 13, 2014

Decision:
The following device is eligible, with details provided in the form which is attached as an integral part of this letter. This letter applies to the Length of Need of the BMS2-TL3 guardrail. Complete barrier systems need crashworthy terminals to anchor the barrier, and transitions to rigid barriers or bridge rails. The sloped anchors used in the crash tests and shown in the attached drawings adequately anchored the barrier length of need but were not of a crashworthy design.

Based on a review of crash test results submitted by the manufacturer 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 Michael S. Griffith

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

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