An Australian first for ACP

An Australian first for ACP's Nu–Guard 31™ Guardrail System

The Huon Valley Council recently secured funding of $120,000, from the State Government Black Spot Funding Programme*, for the installation of 800 metres of Nu–Guard 31™ Steel Guardrail System along sections of Woodbridge Hill Road at Gardeners Bay in Tamania. This is the first installation of this revolutionary steel post guardrail system in Australia.

“We have only just introduced the Nu–Guard 31™ Steel Guardrail System into Australia,” said Bruce Grey, Sales Manager Victoria for Australian Construction Products Ltd (ACP). “Although the Nu–Guard 31™ Steel Guardrail System is a fully tested and approved to NCHRP Test Level 3 & 4 we are awaiting approval from the RTA assessment panel – so it is significant that Huon Valley Council could see the merits of using Nu–Guard 31™ for the Woodbridge Hill Road installation. They are the first Council to specify its use.”

Bruce explains, “Nu–Guard 31™ was chosen because not only would it give the appropriate cover but the roadway is extremely narrow and winding with very little shoulder. Nu–Guard 31™ fitted the bill perfectly ”

Nu–Guard™ Steel Guardrail System features:

  • a smaller footprint and no blockout
  • fast installation – one post per minute using a post rammer
  • NUCOR™ steel posts are lighter and take up less space than traditional posts
  • high tensile galvanised NUCOR™ steel posts are also designed for easier
  • after–impact repair of system
  • environmentally friendly – manufactured using recycled steel
  • uses standard highway rail and fixings
  • Can be used for median or roadside barrier
  • NUCOR™ steel posts will split on impact to avoid guardrail tearing thereby
  • reducing the incidence of wheel snagging

Nu–Guard™ Steel Guardrail System is the only NCHRP 350 TL–4 tested and approved system using standard highway rail.

*Black Spot Funding is provided for the installation of safety measures on roads that have prior crash histories resulting in serious injuries or loss of life.

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