Roadside Management Toolbox: Guardrail Posts, Thrie Beam Barriers Posts, and Sign Posts
|Vegetation Control (Minor Concrete)||Weed Control Mat (Fiber)||Weed Control Mat (Rubber)||Vegetation Control (Asphalt Composite)|
|Area(s) of use
|Est. Installed Cost||$60 - $100/yd2||$35 - $80/yd2||$20 - $45/yd2||$25 - $40/yd2|
|Ease of Repair||6||5||5||5|
|Context adaptable||May be colored to match the site context.||Light green color fades to light grey with appearance of concrete.||Variable, may be colored in the manufacturing process.||Gray matches asphalt or concrete. Can embed match soil in surface.|
|Life Cycle (years)||20+||20+||20+||15-20|
|Consult with||Maint., L. Arch||Maint.||Maint., L. Arch||L. Arch, Maint.|
|Comments||Required for new guardrail and thrie beam barrier.||Preferred application is on new guardrail with material placement after post installation and before rail installation.||Repair and replacement can be conducted by Maintenance crews with existing equipment.||
Probably the most cost effective product, considering the full life-cycle cost.
Preferred application is existing guardrail with long life plans, new guardrail if minor concrete not optimal. Requires installation above 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Updated May 24, 2012