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Mid-America Transportation Center

Foundation Design for High Tension Cable Guardrails

Final Report
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Transportation Systems Engineering


  • Principal Investigator: John Rohde ( 402-554-3049)
  • Project Status
  • Start Date: 3/10/2008
  • End Date: 2/28/2010
  • Sponsors & Partners
  • Midwest States APT Pooled Fund Program
  • Mid-America Transportation Center
  • About this Project
    Brief Project Description & Background
    Development of optimized foundation systems for high tension cable guardrails.
    Research Objective
    These cable guardrail systems are the first to depend on soil properties to maintain their redirective capability. This project will develop design tools to optimize construction and maintenance costs.
    Potential Benefits
    Tension loss in these systems has large potential effects of safety as well as increased maintenance costs. Optimized foundation design will provide the States with tools to assure safety while minimizing costs.
    Total Project Cost
    $ 60,000
    Modal Orientation
  • Highways
  • Safety and Human Performance
  • Structures