- Briefing Room
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
FHWA Review of ET-Plus
A key component of FHWA's ongoing safety strategy related to the 4-inch ET-Plus is evaluating real-world performance through the collection and analysis of a broad array of data. This effort began when FHWA asked AASHTO to include questions regarding the performance of W-beam end terminals in a 2012 survey of its Standing Committees on Maintenance and Design. It has expanded to include:
All of these data and the recent retesting at SwRI will provide important information about the performance and safety of the ET-Plus. FHWA and AASHTO have formed a joint task force comprised of Federal and State safety experts who are charged with reviewing these data to assess potential limitations associated with the ET-Plus and other w-beam extruding guardrail terminals.
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