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Type 3 Barricades

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 By: Transportation Supply

traffic barricades, traffic barricade, traffic barrier, type 3 barricade, type 3 barricades, type 2 barricade, type 2 barricadesA lot of people commute to work, which means a lot of people sit in traffic.  Chances are they will see all sorts of traffic safety products if they are traveling near construction.  Traffic barricades, including type III traffic barricades, are most likely seen a lot.

Type 3 barricades are sometimes set up for road work in towns, but they can also be set up on highways for construction.  They act as a barricade to block off traffic from a certain area.  Traffic barricades range from $20 to $150, depending on the type of reflective sheeting used.

Arrow Boards? What?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 By: Transportation Supply

arrow boards, arrow board, traffic message board, traffic message boards, advisory arrows, advisory arrowNever heard of arrow boards?  An arrow board is a traffic message board or advisory arrow that you would typically see on the highway that informs incoming traffic.  It could say “Ice, slow down” or “DUI checkpoint” etc.

There are different forms of arrow boards.  Some are bigger than others, some just show arrows, and some even come with laptops!  This equipment is not cheap, it can cost as much as $20k.  There are many options and many types of arrow boards, so doing your research is always worthwhile.

solar barricade lights, solar barricade light, solar powered barricade light, solar powered barricade lights, solar flashers, solar flasherWhat is the difference between a solar and a battery powered barricade light?  Well, price for one thing.  It can cost as much as $35 for a solar barricade light, versus $15 or so for a battery powered barricade light.

Of course, you don’t end up paying as much in batteries when you go solar, but there are other things to worry about.  If you purchase solar powered barricade lights and they break from vandalism or just a car hitting it, you are down $35 versus the $15 if it were battery powered.   Choosing which light depends on your situation, always choose wisely.

Traffic Barriers

Friday, March 26, 2010 By: Transportation Supply

traffic barriers, traffic barrier, orange barrier, orange barriers, barrier barricades, barrier barricade, jersey style barrierWhat exactly are traffic barriers?  Well they are a couple different things, depending on the type of traffic barrier.  There are concrete barriers, plastic barriers filled with sand or water, and other types of barriers.  Plastic barriers are usually recyclable and stack able as well.

Traffic barriers are used to guide vehicles or pedestrians, or to block access to certain areas.  Compared to other traffic control products they command the respect of drivers more because of how they look.  Make sure the traffic barriers you purchase are stack able, because a lot of money can be saved in transportation costs.

Type 2 Barricades

Thursday, March 25, 2010 By: Transportation Supply

traffic barricades, traffic barricade, type 1 barricades, type 1 barricade, type 2 barricade, type 2 barricades, type 3 barricade, type 3 barricadesSo, what exactly are type 2 barricades?  Well, look to the right, and you will probably recognize these traffic barricades from a road construction project in your town or on the highway.  They are called “type 2” because they have two boards.

Type 2 barricades commonly have barricade lights attached to them so that they can be recognized at night.  A type 3 barricade has 3 panels, and a type 1 barricade has 1 panel.  Panels and boards can be used interchangeably and mean the same thing.