First publishedin World Highways
Transpo says that its barrier fencing Screen-Safe glare screen safety shield protects drivers and work zone crews from headlight glare and debris. It is maintenance-free and simple to install on guardrails and concrete barriers. It is also flexible, for both permanent and temporary work zone applications. Screen-Safe is made from a double-reversed corrugated fabric, formed from hot-dipped galvanised sheet steel. The fabric is also powder-coated to provide additional protection from salt and snow. All-steel assembly components make Screen-Safe the most durable highway glare screen and work zone safety shield available to the transportation industry, according to the company. It can be installed in permanent locations on concrete barriers and steel guardrails. It is also ideal for curved roadways, access ramps, raised highways, construction lanes and toll-booth plazas. For temporary work zone installations it can be quickly removed and reinstalled at a new location, with minimal disruption to traffic flow. Screen-Safe’s double-reversed corrugated fabric is made from 25 gauge steel sheet, AISI 1010 or 1008, and hot-dip galvanised to ASTM A-653, coating designation G90. The finish is a light grey, medium-gloss powder-coat with zinc. It conforms to ASTM D 523 for gloss and B 117 for salt spray resistance, reference test for Bonderite. The film thickness minimum is 1.8 mils.