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Safety Eligibility Letter WZ - 326

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U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration

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

February 11, 2014

In Reply Refer To:
HSST/WZ-326

Mr. Henry A. Ross
Director of Government Relations
Plasticade
7700 N. Austin Avenue
Skokie, Illinois 60077

Dear Mr. Ross:

This letter is in response to your request for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to review roadside safety systems for eligibility for reimbursement under the Federal-aid highway program.

Name of system: Safetycade Type II Barricade and Safetycade Extended Vertical Panel Barricade "Verticade"
Type of system: Work Zone Traffic Control Devices
Test Level: NCHRP Report 350 Test Level 3
Testing conducted by: N/A
Date of request: August 22, 2013
Complete package December 14, 2013

Decision:
The following devices remain eligible, with details provided in the previous FHWA letters attached as integral parts of this letter:

Based on a review of crash test results submitted by the manufacturer certifying the devices described herein met the crash test and evaluation criteria of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 350, the devices were deemed 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 FHWA letters:

WZ-1 March 18, 1997 WLI Industries Safetycade barricade
WZ-15 July 30, 1999 WLI Industries Safetycade Vertical Panel
WZ-80 July 10, 2001 United Rentals Rev. Safetycade Vertical Panel "Verticade"

In your email of August 22, 2013, you stated that Plasticade has purchased the rights to the Safetycade barricade and vertical panel from the original owner. This letter, WZ-326, acknowledges that these devices now belong to Plasticade, and they continue to be eligible for reimbursement under the Federal aid highway program.

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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