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Gallery: Laying K-Rail

Even though K-Rail has been used on California highways since the early 1970s, moving the 20-foot-long pieces to the correct place, as the photographs below describe, still requires care and teamwork. A worker applies adhesive which will hold a reflector to the barrier. A metal pin will connect the K-Rail pieces together. For some highway locations the K-Rail is anchored to the ground as well. Each Workers install a reflector, called a Type-P marker, on the traffic side of the K-Rail. The reflectors are typically used where there is a kink in the alignment of the barriers. The white and orange s The round holes in the K-Rail, called lifting holes, offer one option for lifting the barriers with K-Rail hooks.
Photograph Courtesy of Metro. © 2010  LACMTA Workers install the pins that hold two pieces of K-Rail together.
Photograph Courtesy of Metro. © 2010  LACMTA Workers offload yellow crash cushions. The number of crash cushions and their configuration at a location depends on the speed and direction of traffic. The cushions are filled with various amounts of
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