The Splice barrier team installed flexible road safety barriers for NZTA on State Highway 1, south of Cambridge (from Fergusson Gully Road in a southerly direction for 2.5km).
This section of SH1 forms part of the country’s most important transport corridor between Auckland-Hamilton-Tauranga which accounts for a significant proportion of all road freight in New Zealand.
The project is part of the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Road to Zero Programme of safety improvements around NZ.
Flexible road safety barriers are best suited to New Zealand roads as they are narrow, meaning the barriers can be installed without significant widening of the road.
Flexible road safety barriers are a cost-effective and efficient way of saving lives. And, importantly, they work.
If you hit a flexible barrier, the steel cables flex, slowing down your vehicle and keeping it upright – they absorb the impact so you and the people with you, don’t.
Results show a 70–80% reduction in road fatalities where these barriers have been installed.