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Safety Eligibility Letter CC-115C

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U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration

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

December 21, 2012

In Reply Refer To: HSST/CC-115C

Mr. Brian Smith
Trinity Highway Products, LLC
2525 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas  75207

Dear Mr. Smith:

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: Trinity SOFT-STOP Terminal for line posts with 8” wood offset blocks and a 1-foot offset from tangent (flare rate of 50:1 ).
Type of system: W-Beam Guardrail Terminal
Test Level: MASH Test Level 1 (TL-1)
Testing conducted by: Original testing by Texas Transportation Institute
Task Force 13 Designator: SEW22C
Date of request: November 1, 2012
Date initially acknowledged: November 1, 2012

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 previous crash tests 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,

/* Signed by Michael S. Griffith */
Michael S. Griffith
Director, Office of Safety Technologies
Office of Safety

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