Road Zipper Uses

 

Key applications for the Road Zipper System.

As daily traffic continues to increase, road authorities must find new ways to increase the capacity of highways, bridges and tunnels to better match traffic flow. The Road Zipper System is designed to manage lanes and maximize space while creating a positive traffic barrier to deliver a safe, strategic and flexible solution.

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Key applications for the Road Zipper System.
Construction

Construction

The Road Zipper System allows for off-peak lane closures with a safe and secure barrier separation that can help accelerate construction, improve traffic flow, and safeguard work crews and motorists. During peak traffic times, the barrier is returned to the shoulder to reopen the closed lane and manage congestion. With partial-width construction, the system reconfigures one side of the roadway for peak traffic flow based on normal travel patterns and completely dedicates the other side to construction.

Features

  • Improves safety with a positive barrier separation for workers and motorists at all times
  • More lanes open during peak traffic times
  • Reduces construction time and cost
  • Reduces the number of construction stages
  • Allows greater space and access for larger, more efficient equipment
  • Creates protected haul roads
  • Allows rapid stage changing
Managed Lanes

Managed Lanes

Cost-effectively increase capacity and reduce congestion by making more efficient use of new or existing roadways. The Road Zipper System can transfer a mile-long, high-performance concrete barrier up to two lanes in less than 10 minutes. This makes it an innovative strategy for making congested highway systems more efficient, safe and functional. These benefits can be realized in less than one year and at a fraction of the cost of building new highway lanes. 

Features

  • Creates managed lanes at a fraction of the cost of new construction
  • Adds lanes for bridges, tunnels and other bottleneck locations
  • Improves highway capacity utilizing existing infrastructure
  • Provides positive barrier protection to eliminate crossover accidents
  • Low barrier deflection if impacted
Bridges & Tunnels

Bridges & Tunnels

Due to limited space, extensive planning and a higher cost per lane mile, bridges and tunnels require forward-thinking design. The Road Zipper System is one of the few options that can provide the flexibility to configure lanes for peak traffic direction and maintenance work. This not only increases traffic capacity but also creates a safe, adjustable work zone for greater efficiency—making it a much better option than new construction.

Features

  • Creates managed lanes while providing positive barrier protection
  • Cost-effective and expedited method of increasing capacity
  • Flexible lane configuration to match traffic flow
  • Low barrier deflection if impacted
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