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Safety Eligibility Letter WZ - 316

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Federal Highway Administration
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September 4, 2012

In Reply Refer To: WZ-316

Glenda Bleau
MDI Traffic Control Products
38271 W Twelve Mile Road
Farmington Hills, Michigan 48331

Dear Ms. Bleau:

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: MDI 4812KC-60 Sign Stand
Type of system: X-Footprint portable sign stand
Test Level: NCHRP Report 350 Test Level 3
Testing conducted by: N/A
Date of request: April 13, 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 a comparison of the subject portable sign stand to prior crash test results detailed in FHWA Letters WZ-69 and WZ-164 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 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. The 4812KC-60 has a smaller base and the diameter of the upright is smaller than the 4815RBK-60 sign stand detailed in FHWA letter WZ-164, dated November 7, 2003. The 4812KC-60 has a smaller base, diameter of the upright is smaller than the 4860K sign stand detailed in FHWA letter WZ-69 dated May 9, 2001. The 4812KC-60 only holds roll-up signs.

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 Mike S. Griffith

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

Enclosures

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