We operate state of the art equipment which allows us to complete jobs more efficiently in turn saving you money. We offer the largest line of guardrail products in the state including: tangent end terminals, thrie beams, complete guardrail parts, turndowns, surface mount posts and now offering drivable and socketed guard cable systems.
Time uses W-Beam guardrail that is produced in standard AASHTO 12'-6" or 25'-0" lengths. Custom lengths and custom post-hole spacing are available on request. W-Beam guardrail is offered in 10-gauge or 12-gauge steel, four types of finishes, and in pre-curved shapes as part of our commitment to value.
Our manufacturer, Gregory Industries, begins with prime steel that matches requirements for quality, physical properties, and chemistry. A multi-stage cleaning process prepares the metal for galvanizing on Gregory's own Modified Sendzimer Continuous Galvanizing Line. Production then pierces the steel with holes and/or slots (to either industry standards or project specifications) and then roll-forms it into the W-Beam profile in one continuous process.
Gregory’s continuously galvanized steel assures a consistent finish while eliminating sharp points and uneven zinc build-up that is typically found in hot-dip galvanized products. While most Gregory guardrail is supplied in galvanized finish, it is also available in black, painted epoxy coatings, or weathered steel as alternative finishes for aesthetic applications.
Gregory W-Beam guardrail is manufactured to AASHTO specifications in M-180 Class A or B, and finish types 1, 2, 3, or 4. Every piece of guardrail is stamped with a brand registration that is repeated throughout the entire length of the rail.
Existing W-Beam barriers were developed many years ago when the vehicle fleet was different than it is today. These existing W-Beam barriers measure 27 5/8'' to the top of the rail. When crash tested with today's higher center of gravity vehicles, many results have not been successful.
Time now offers the W-Beam Barrier for the Future, the Midwest Guardrail System! The differences between the MGS Barrier and the older W-Beam barrier are:
The MGS top of rail height is 31'' rather than 27 5/8''.
The MGS blockout is 12'' rather than 8''.
The MGS W-Beam rail splices occur mid span between posts rather than at the post.
In 2001-2002, the Midwest States Pooled Fund Program funded by 11 States recognized the need for a new generic strong post W-Beam barrier that would be compatible with the newer higher center of gravity vehicles crash tested under NCHRP 350 Test Level 3 conditions. The result was the MGS Barrier.
Rail sections to be installed on curves having a radius of 5 feet to 150 feet can be curved at the manufacturer's facilities prior to project site delivery. Rail can be curved either convex or concave as required. Terms "convex" or "concave" refer to the direction curved, inward or outward, relative to the traffic face of the rail.
We can supply complete highway safety guardrail systems for every specification. We can meet your full project requirements with standard end sections and energy-absorbing end treatments for steel post designs. We can also recommend safety solutions that meet the specifications for your project.
Guard Cable Systems (TL-3 & TL-4)
3-strand or 4-strand high tension median cable barrier, designed to contain and redirect errant vehicles from hazards.
Time uses TL-3 and TL-4 Cable Barrier Systems, consisting of a 3-strand or 4-strand high tension median cable barrier, designed to contain and redirect errant vehicles from hazards. Guard Cable barrier systems are a cost effective solution and are preferred by contractors for their ease of installation and its broad FHWA accepted applications. There are several types of end treatments available as well, allowing us to fit your exact needs.
Full-scale vehicle crash/impact testing has been used to evaluate the safety performance of the TL-3 and TL-4 longitudinal cable barrier systems that Time offers. All testing procedures were conducted as prescribed by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 350, Recommended Procedures for the Safety Performance Evaluation of Highway Features. The appraisal factors for evaluating crash test performance are structural adequacy, occupant risk and after-collision vehicle trajectory. A test level is defined by impact conditions (speed, approach angle and vehicle type).
Call us today at 1-800-533-3221