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Understanding Delineator Posts

Friday, December 7, 2012 By: admin

What exactly are delineators posts?  They are similar to traffic cones except they are skinny and tall making them easier to be seen by cars.  Delineators are used to ‘channelize’ or direct traffic into a certain zone, or to keep it out of a certain zone in the case of a road construction site.

There are multiple brands of delineator posts, and depending on what style you want, you may have to commit to the brand that produces that style.  There are T Top Delineators which have a handle at the top.  There are also Ringtop Delineators which also have a handle, but it’s more of a rectangular handle.  Then there are standard Open Top Delineators which don’t have a handle so they are just flat or open at the top.

delineator posts, delineator post, delineator, delineator tube, delineator tubesDid you know that there are 3 different options when it comes to buying delineator posts?  This shocks some people because they would think that all delineator posts are the same.  One of the options is reflective tape – you can get (2) 3″ bands or (2) 4″ bands depending on the manufacturer/distributor.

Another choice is the color of the post, sometimes they are orange, yellow or white.  You can also choose the size of the post as well as the base.  More details to come in a later post.

Uses of Delineator Posts

Monday, February 15, 2010 By: Transportation Supply

delineator post, delineator posts, delineator tubes, dealineator, marker tubes, construction tubesMost people don’t know what a delineator post is.  It’s main function is to mark an area so that cars and construction equipment know not to go beyond those markings.  They usually have reflective tape so that even at night cars know where not to go.

Delineator posts are meant to be impact resistant, but how resistant they are depends on the brand.  I am not going to go into brands in this post, but some can take impacts up to 60 MPH+ and still be okay.  Delineator posts can come with bases, with stakes that go into the ground or pavement (though pre-made holes are necessary to stick delineators into pavement or a hard surface.