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Video Conference

Guardrail Replacement and Repair

  • Mar 21, 2019 (9:30 - 11:30 am CT; 8:30 - 10:30 am MT)
    Video Conference (designated rooms at DOT sites)


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, March 14, 2019


Roadway departure (RwD) crashes account for more than 50 percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities. Over the past few decades, different engineering countermeasures have been proposed, implemented, and tested by various state and local agencies to mitigate RwD crashes. Improving median or roadside barrier design is one of the most effective countermeasures available to reduce RwD fatal crashes.

TOWARD ZERO DEATHS: A Vision for Safer Roads in America. Federal, state and local governments will unite with private industry toward a single overarching goal – To annually reduce roadway fatalities until we reach the goal of Zero Deaths on America’s roadways

FHWA called for the replacement of old and obsolete roadway safety features such as blunt end guardrail terminals. A comprehensive approach to updating and improving roadway safety hardware can be an effective method to accomplishing the goal of TOWARD ZERO DEATHS. The AASHTO model Strategic Highway Safety Plan identified 22 emphasis areas for states to pursue in order to significantly reduce highway crash fatalities. Emphasis Area 15 is Keeping Vehicles on the Roadway, and Emphasis Area 16 is Minimizing the Consequences of Leaving the Road.

Proper inspection, maintenance, repair and replacement of these appurtenances is critical to their success. This presentation will discuss these best practices.


John Durkos, Vice President, Technical Support, Road Systems, Inc. John has 36 years of experience in providing technical and product support in highway roadside safety solutions, specifically with barriers, end terminals and crash cushions. John has served as technical expert and course facilitator for the delivery of two FHWA courses: Guardrail Inspection/Maintenance and Guardrail Design and is currently working with the team delivering the FHWA FAST ACT Guardrail Training Program. John has served on several NCHRP Panels, TRB, AASHTO, ATSSA, and Task Force 13.

Target Audience

Maintenance, Construction, Designers, Planners, Local Governments

More Info

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