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Traffic Channelizers

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 By: Transportation Supply

traffic channelizer, traffic channelizers, traffic drum, traffic drums, construction drums, construction drum, orange drum, orange drums, traffic barrel, traffic barrels How much does a traffic channelizer cost?  What do traffic channelizers look like?  What are other names for traffic channelizers?  This post is going to try and answer those questions.  A traffic channelizer can cost as much as $50, depending on the density of the plastic and the grade of the reflective tape.

There are many different names for these, traffic barrels, traffic channelizers, traffic drums, construction drums, orange drums, superdome drums, construction barrel, it never ends.  And to find out what they look like, just take a look at the picture I posted.  Traffic channelizers are common for informing oncoming traffic that there is construction nearby.

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Cost of Traffic Message Boards

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 By: Transportation Supply

arrow board, traffic message board, traffic message boards, arrow boards, arrowboards, arrowboard, advisory arrow, advisory arrowsTraveling down the highway you may come across these signs that are picture on the left.  These can be called traffic message boards or arrow boards.  They are used to inform drivers, for example, it could say “road work ahead” or “heavy traffic slow down.”

There are many different types of traffic message boards, so the cost can vary.  There are solar powered boards, boards that come with laptop computers, and boards that simply travel on the back of trucks.  The most expensive boards I came across retail at around $22,000 while the cheapest came to $5,000.

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Navigating the Urban Sprawl

Monday, March 22, 2010 By: Road-Safety

Living near a major city like Seattle, sometimes I just hate having to drive. While I do take the bus a lot of the time, sometimes I need to drive into the heart of the city, and it’s a real pain with all the one-way streets, obscure stoplights, and construction sites with traffic cones littering the roadway. I can say with confidence that I break at least one law every time I drive into Seattle, and most of the time I don’t even know it.

When I bought my new car, I requested an in dash navigation system for the specific reason of being able to better navigate the streets in Seattle. Though I expected the in dash navigation system to at least provide me directions, it worked better than I thought it would.  Not only does it tell me where to turn, but it also helps me avoid traffic and congested construction zones

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A Barricade Light?

Friday, March 19, 2010 By: Transportation Supply

barricade light, barricade lights, solar barricade lights, type b barricade lights, type d barricade lights, type b barricade light, type d barricade lightWe pass construction all the time, but we may not know all of the names of the equipment we are passing.  Sure, most people don’t care that those blinking lights on top of the orange drums or signs are called a barricade light, but this post is for those that do want to know.  Just look throughout my blog to learn about the various names of those products.

The blinking lights are called barricade lights, the orange drums are called traffic drums or channelizer drums, the tall skinny tubes are called delineators.  I can go on an on, because there is such a variety of products.  There are more categories and more products within the name ‘barricade light’, for example Type B Barricade light, solar barricade lights, type a barricade light, type c barricade light, type d barricade light.

reflective tape, reflective stripes, engineer grade reflective, construction tape, reflector tapeWhen choosing how much reflective tape you want on your traffic barricades or your traffic cones, think about the cost it will add.  One side of a type III traffic barricade versus two can add at least $20, depending on where you buy it from.  Of course, we shouldn’t overlook the advantages of having tape on both sides.

For example, lets say you are closing down a road on both sides, but don’t have enough barricades to close both ends of the road.   If the road is small, put a few cones on both ends, then stick 3 barricades in the middle between the two roads, with road closed signs.  People should get the point.  Of course, if you have the money, it is always safer to use as much blockage as possible to not cause any accidents.