AASHTO News, 21 October 2014
WASHINGTON – The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials today supported Federal Highway Administration’s request that Texas-based guardrail manufacturer Trinity Industries Inc., maker of the ET-Plus guardrail end treatment, re-test the device to ensure that it meets eligibility requirements for use on federal-aid projects.
“Safety of the traveling public is of paramount concern to state departments of transportation and AASHTO. We support FHWA’s actions to have the manufacturer re-verify, through appropriate crash-testing procedures, whether the ET-Plus guardrail end treatment meets the requirements to remain eligible for use on federal-aid projects,” said Bud Wright, AASHTO executive director. “Additionally, in support of continuously improving safety by our member departments on their roadways, we look forward to the results of an FHWA review of the performance of the ET-Plus guardrail end treatment.”