Concrete Median Barrier is designed to divide highways and prevent vehicles from crossing into oncoming traffic. The lower sloped portion of the wall allows the tires to ride up and deflect the vehicle back into its original direction of travel. Concrete Median Barrier also plays a large role in the highway construction industry. It is used to funnel traffic around work zones which not only protects workers but also offers drivers an easy visual of where their vehicle should be. We all know how heavy equipment, blinking lights, caution signs and various other job site distractions make this difficult.
Another common use for Concrete Median Barrier is security. After 9-11, it has become common practice to protect many US structures from terroristic threats. The barrier wall is situated as an obstacle which causes traffic to slow down before nearing the structure.
Other occasional uses are for soil erosion, high water deflection and temporary containment units.
Concrete Median Barrier comes in many shapes and sizes. Historically it was very time consuming to lift, move and set each section. Fortunately Kenco Corporation has designed a complete line of Barrier Lifters that will accommodate the wall size being used. Models have a lift capacity range starting at 9,000 pounds and going up to 40,000 pounds. These lifters make easy work on an otherwise difficult item to move. The Kenco Barrier Lift allows for faster, more efficient protection to not only our nations drivers, but also those who work hard repairing our highways.