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FHWA Highway Safety Programs


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Textbox:  (green background) • Saves Lives - allows vehicles to safely return to the travel lane; • Improves Durability - reduces edge raveling; • Very Low Cost - only requires minor changes to paving operation

Cross section of pavement showing SafetyEdgeThe SafetyEdge℠ is a simple but extremely effective solution that can help save lives by allowing drivers who drift off the travelway to return to the road safely. FHWA's goal is to accelerate the use of the SafetyEdge℠ technology, working with States to develop specifications and adopt this pavement edge treatment as a standard practice on all new and resurfacing pavement projects.