TxDOT Discontinues Installation of ET-Plus Guardrail End Treatments

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Phone: (512) 463-8700

Date: Oct. 27, 2014

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Transportation today released the following statement regarding the ET-Plus System:

“In response to Trinity Highway Products, LLC, suspending shipment of the ET-Plus System, TxDOT is immediately suspending the specification of these systems as an alternative in contracts and is discontinuing the use of these systems for new installations until further notice.

"Safety remains our top priority. As the FHWA continues seeking more information on the ET-Plus, TxDOT also will begin collecting data on future vehicle collisions with any guardrail terminal end treatments. This information will be shared with the FHWA.”


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