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Rigid Retaining Barrier Wall

Rigid Retaining Barrier Wall

Rigid Retaining Barrier Wall

I am working on a project that has a split barrier in the median. The difference in elevation is about 3 ft. The barrier I am planning tu use is a rigid retaining barrier 2' -8" with footing. The contractor wants to reduce cost but his suggestion is to use Half Wall Barriers without footing. I would like to get some calculations of how this is possible. Thanks for any help

RE: Rigid Retaining Barrier Wall

Orlandoramirez.... welcome to the site.

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RE: Rigid Retaining Barrier Wall


If I understand your question, it would seem to me that you should be contacting the State DOT for any standards on barriers. A number of DOT's have standards, such as the New Jersey style. That should help you size it I think.

RE: Rigid Retaining Barrier Wall

Where will the half wall barrier go when hit by a vehicle if no footing?

RE: Rigid Retaining Barrier Wall

Have a look at Half Jersey barriers which has a half a footing of a full Jersey barriers and that would allow the half barriers to be anchored to roadway pavements.

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