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Where did type 3 barricades get their name from? Well, the number stands for the number of sheeted boards. For example, a type 1 barricade has one board that is sheeted (though it could have two boards, since the second board isn’t sheeted it’s still considered a type 1).
A type 2 barricade can look just like a type 1, however two of the boards would be sheeted. The type has nothing to do with the level of sheeting. The three is also a flat barricade where the one and two have an ‘a-frame’ shape.
Whether you know it or not, type 3 barricades are either made out of plastic or wood. And it isn’t as simple as just that. You can also get traffic barricades that are either ‘blow molded’ or ‘injection molded’.
The difference is that one is ‘filled’ with plastic in the panel while the other panel is hollow. This means that if a panel that is filled is hit with a car, chances are it will hold the impact better than a panel that is hollow.
Have you seen a type 3 barricade that is a color besides white? I recently posted about arrow boards and the fact that I have never seen one with colors other than yellow. When I say white, I am talking about the actual color of the boards.
There are type 3 plywood barricades out there, but from what I remember they are all painted while. The legs, if they are steel, seem to be some sort of silver color while the plastic legs are always white.
There are about a million terms (ok I exaggerated) when it comes to a type 3 barricade. When I first entered the industry, I figured there are most likely one or two different terms that people call a product in the traffic safety industry.
Here are some examples of traffic barricade terms – type 1 barricade, traffic barricade, construction barricade, the list goes on and on. Using a search tool may be the most effective way of knowing what terms are used the most.
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.