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Delineator Posts

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 By: admin
Ringtop Delineator

Delineator Post

This post is about well…delineator posts.  If you stumbled upon this hopefully you don’t know what one of these is, because I will describe it here.  When trying to describe a delineator post to someone quickly, I tell them it’s like a tall traffic cone.  This is true because it is taller than a traffic cone but false because it’s a lot skinnier and doesn’t have a cone shape – instead it has a ‘post’ shape.

They are used to ‘delineate’ traffic meaning they direct cars based on their layout, basically they create temporary lanes.  Colors can range from orange to white to yellow but the most common are orange.  They average around $20 each which is higher than most would guess.

Orange / White Airport Barriers

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 By: admin

This post is for those of you who traveled over the holidays and noticed the orange and white airport barricades on the runway and wondered what their purpose was.  Most likely they had one or two red lights that were blinking on them, and possibly a flag or two.  These are used almost exclusively on airports that are under construction.

They are to warn pilots that the runways in under construction  and the lights make them easier to be seen.  The short height and long width make them perfect for being placed right down the runway.  You won’t typically see them on working runways though it can happen.