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Cable Barrier Photos

Cable barrier hits

Cable barrier flexes up to 12 feet to allow drivers to safely stop their vehicles without re-entering traffic.

Photo showing cable barrier after a collision

Collision scene after a vehicle struck cable barrier

Collision scene after a vehicle struck cable barrier

Cable barrier is effective at stopping even semi-trucks from crossing the median and entering oncoming traffic.

Cable barrier stops a semi in the median


Cable barrier stops a semi loaded with vehicles

Often, the only sign that cable barrier has done its job are tire tracks in the median.

Skid marks indicate where cable barrier was hit

Skid marks in the median after a cable barrier hit

Cable barrier posts are designed to break away when
struck by a vehicle.

The posts are designed to break away when struck by a vehicle

Installation

Crews prepare to install cable barrier by setting out concrete sleeves that will house the steel posts.
Crews prepare to install cable barrier by setting out the concrete sleeves

Crews drill holes and insert the concrete sleeves into the ground.
Crews insert concrete sleeves in the ground

The concrete sleeves are set in the ground. Crews will now slip the steel posts into place and then string out the cable.
Crews slip the steel posts into these concrete sleeves in the ground