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06 October 2015



Lindsay focuses on safety with Road Zipper barrier

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You can’t miss Lindsay Transportation Solutions’ here at the ITS World Congress: the company’s Road Zipper System creates a flexible, positive traffic barrier between opposing lanes of traffic or between motorists and construction work zones while managing congestion.

The system creates additional work zone space for construction crews during off-peak traffic, which accelerates the construction process by combining or eliminating construction stages. The Road Zipper also provides more lanes to traffic during the peak hours to mitigate congestion.

“Combined with advanced vehicle detection, software enabled variable message signs and automated lane closure systems to redirect traffic, the system can be implemented in real time to make available additional safe lanes as traffic volume increases or decreases approaching the work zone,” says Paul Grant (pictured).

The Road Zipper, made by Barrier Systems, is a lifesaver because it improves safety so that workers and motorists have positive barrier protection at all times, as well as reducing congestion by allowing more lanes to be open for peak traffic by reconfiguring the roadway in real time. Not only that, the system allows for rapid stage changes because the moveable barrier reconfigures the road in minutes as against days required to reposition miles of temporary concrete barrier.

There is also a huge time saving in terms of construction. Lindsay says that by combining or eliminating stages due to the larger work space, contractors can save months or even entire construction seasons. Moreover, the system creates efficiencies because dedicated haul lanes create safer, more efficient deliveries and material staging. More work zone space allows contractors to use larger, more efficient equipment, resulting in better quality repairs that last years longer.

Lindsay is staging live demonstrations of the Road Zipper outside the exhibition hall in the main demo area. Visit the company’s stand for schedules and details.

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