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If driving around the highway this summer, you have a good chance to see some type 3 barricades. It may confuse you though, because sometimes the type 3 barricades are not wide. When I think of type 3 barricades I think of a barricade that is around 8-10 feet wide.
Traffic barricades are the general term, and type 3 barricades are the more specific term, when talking about barricades. Parade barricades are mostly there for pedestrians.
There are a few different types when it comes to a type 3 barricade. You can get it in plastic or plywood, usually. They can also either be a permanent or temporary solution, depending on the job.
Other options include reflective tape, width of the boards, and which way you want the reflective tape to slant. Either way, make sure whoever you buy from has the option you are looking for because if they don’t, I am sure you can find another supplier that has that option.
Driving this past weekend I noticed that there was an immense amount of type 3 barricades. They seemed to be everywhere, in front of arrow boards, next to traffic message boards, and just along the road next to a construction project.
I noticed that a lot of times the type 3 barricades were in spots where the traffic drums usually were. I am not sure if this is a new trend or if it makes it safer?
The title may be confusing, but that was on purpose. There isn’t anything not to know about type 3 barricades, we should really know everything we can about them because they are on our streets protecting our citizens.
The amount of construction I have seen on the road lately is immense. Whether the jump is because of the American Recovery Project of 2009 or not, I am not sure. The one thing I know is I have never seen so many type 3 barricades.
What is a type 3 barricade? Type 3 barricades are traffic barricades with three boards across the front. They are commonly used to ‘barricade’ traffic so that it does not go in a certain area.
There are many variation of traffic barricades that you may see on the road. You may see construction or plastic barricades, for instance. Honestly, the only way to know all of them, is to be in the traffic safety industry.