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DEVELOPMENT OF A SELF-RESTORING CHANNELIZING DEVICE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
6890
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6890
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Adian Engineering Corp.
900 Orchard Way Silver Spring, MD 20904
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF A SELF-RESTORING CHANNELIZING DEVICE
Agency: DOT
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $299,000.00
 

Abstract:

DUE TO THE DETERIORATION OF THE U.S. HIGHWAY SYSTEM'S PAVEMENTS AND BRIDGES, CONSTRUCTION REHABILITATION HAS BECOME A LARGE SCALE EFFORT. ONE OF THE SAFEST AND MOST EFFICIENT TECHNIQUES FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL DURING REHABILITATION OF DIVIDED HIGHWAYS IS TWO-LANE TWO-WAY OPERATION (TLTWO). IN THIS TECHNIQUE, ONE SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY IS CLOSED OFF FOR REPAIR WHILE THE OTHER IS PUT INTO TLTWO WITH CHANNELIZING DEVICES TO SEPARATE TRAFFIC. CURRENT CHANNELIZING DEVICES ARE A MAINTENANCE AND SAFETY PROBLEM DUE TO FREQUENT DISPLACEMENT, KNOCKOVERS AND FAILURES. THIS PROJECT WILL DEVELOP A CHANNELIZING DEVICE THAT WILL SELF-RESTORE WHEN HIT AND KEEP THE CENTERLINE WELL MARKED DURING EXTENDED PERIODS OF TRAFFIC FLOW. THE PROPOSAL PRESENTS THREE CONCEPTS AND DESCRIBES A METHODOLOGYTHAT WILL BE USED IN DEVELOPING AND TESTING A PROTOTYPE CHANNELIZING DEVICE. DEVELOPMENT OF ANCHORING AND REMOVAL TECHNIQUES AND TOOLS WILL ALSO BE ADDRESSED IN THE PROPOSED PROJECT.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey A Bloom
Pe President/chief Engineer

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Adian Engineering Corp.
900 Orchard Way Silver Spring, MD 20904

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No