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Types of Barricades in Construction

Traffic Management | February 25, 2021

Getting to know the different types of barricades in construction along with their sizes, weights, and strengths will help ensure that you select the best barricades for your specific project requirements. If you are unsure about which type of barricades will best serve your needs, the dedicated team from Valley Traffic Systems can help answer any questions you might have.

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Pedestrian Barricades

Commonly used by schools, parkades, and at outdoor events, pedestrian barricades provide the perfect solution of controlling the flow of people in both indoor and outdoor areas. Each pedestrian barricade is designed with interlocking connection points to help create a continuous link. Unlike other types of barricades used in construction zones, pedestrian barricades should only ever be used to prevent people from accessing dangerous areas and should not be used to direct oncoming traffic or on active roadways.

Traffic Barricades

The most common type of barricades used on construction sites are traffic control devices that can be used to control the flow of both pedestrians and vehicles through a construction zone. These barricades are the ideal option for use on busy roadways and in areas where vehicles will be travelling near pedestrians at relatively high speeds. Most types of traffic control devices can be customized with attachable signs and lights to suit the needs of each unique jobsite. Some of the different types of traffic barricades include:

  • Traffic cones
  • Water filled jersey barriers
  • Traffic barrels
  • Delineators
  • A-frame barriers

Construction Barricades

Construction barricades or road barriers can also be used to control the flow of vehicles and pedestrians; however, these types of barricades are more commonly used for closing roads and setting up detours. Construction barriers are specifically designed to be highly visible to oncoming traffic and are tested to ensure that they can withstand crashes at certain speeds. When selecting the right type of road barriers for your construction project, make sure to talk to an expert about the different types of barricades and which each one can be safely used for.

If you would like to learn more about the different types of barricades in construction, or if you are interested in our selection of barricades for sale and for rent, please contact Valley Traffic Systems at the location nearest you or by filling out a contact form on our website. Our team of dedicated professionals would love to help you select the best barricades for your unique construction project.


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