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Safety Eligibility Letter SS-115A

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U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration

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

October 23, 2013

In Reply Refer To:
HSST/SS-115A

Bret Eckert, P.E.
Engineering Applications Manager
Trinity Highway Products
3617 Cincinnati Avenue
Rocklin, California 95765

Dear Mr. Eckert:

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: U-Bracket Sign Support
Type of system: Breakaway Small Sign Support
Test Level: NCHRP Report 350 TL-3
Testing conducted by: N/A
Date of request: 5/15/2013

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 the analysis submitted by the manufacturer certifying the device described herein meets the crash test and evaluation criteria of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 350, 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 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 George E. Rice, Jr.

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

Enclosures

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