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Median Barriers RDG Chapter 6
Warrants for Median Barriers Prevent cross-over crashes Median width and traffic volumes are variables
Figure 6.1 Median Width (Feet) *Average Daily Traffic (Thousands) Figure 6.1 *Based on a 5-Year Projection
Other Warrant Considerations for Median Barriers Median Cross Slope Roadway Curvature Vehicle Speed and Traffic Mix
Median Cross Slope
Vehicle Speed and Traffic Mix
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