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Hardware Eligibility Letters

Hardware, such as barriers, sign supports, and work zone devices are commonly used to reduce the potential severity of crashes on the roadside. Crash testing is used to evaluate the crashworthiness of these devices.

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 508) is a Federal law that requires Federal agencies to make electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities in accordance with standards issued by the U.S. Access Board. The Access Board’s Section 508 Standards address the accessibility requirements for Information and Communication Technology (ICT), which encompasses EIT covered by Section 508, that federal agencies procure, develop, maintain, or use. Eligibility letters that FHWA posts on this website constitute ICT that must conform to the Section 508 Standards, and particularly the Section 508 Standards for electronic content at Section E205. These standards require electronic content to conform to Level A and Level AA Success Criteria and Conformance Requirements in WCAG 2.0 (Section E205.4). Therefore, FHWA posts eligibility letters on this website with attachments (manufacturers’ hardware drawings, test summaries, etc.) that meet Section 508 requirements.

ARCHIVED: FHWA Eligibility letters issued using NCHRP 350 testing criteria.

Letter Date Sort ascending Testing Manufacturer Hardware Type Device Description
CC-176 MASH Verdegro Holding BV Barrier Terminals and Crash Cushions Verdegro BLADE TMA
B-376 MASH Hill and Smith Longitudinal Barriers and Bridge Rails VGAN 400 Bridge Rail
CC-177 MASH Hill & Smith Barrier Terminals and Crash Cushions SMARTPOD
B-373 MASH Illinois State Toll Highway Authority Longitudinal Barriers and Bridge Rails Pinned Temporary Concrete Barrier
B-374 MASH Illinois State Toll Highway Authority Longitudinal Barriers and Bridge Rails Free Standing Temporary Concrete Barrier
B-371 MASH Northern Infrastructure Products Longitudinal Barriers and Bridge Rails Traffic Barrier with Inertial Crash Panel and Soundwall System
WZ-450 MASH Eastern Metal of Elmira, Inc. Work Zone Devices Apex Summit w/ Aluminum Sign
B-372 MASH Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Longitudinal Barriers and Bridge Rails PennDOT 50-inch Tall Precast F-shape Concrete Barrier Keyed in 4- inches of Asphalt
B-370 MASH Highway Care Ltd Longitudinal Barriers and Bridge Rails HighwayGuard MDS
WZ-451 MASH DICKE Safety Products Work Zone Devices SUF2000W sign stand with 48” x 48” Roll-Up Sign