Virginia DOT recently approved the J-J Hooks MASH TL3 tested 12 foot free-standing temporary precast concrete safety barrier. J-J Hooks is now approved in Virginia for both MASH free-standing and restrained applications (bolted/pinned). This approval brings the total number of states allowing the use of J-J Hooks MASH temporary barrier to 35. MASH (Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware) standards are the new federal guideline to improve safety of highway products.
The J-J Hooks MASH TL3 barrier now approved in the Virginia market will be produced by Smith-Midland and available for rent through Smith-Midland affiliate Concrete Safety Systems.
J-J Hooks has a full suite of MASH-tested precast concrete temporary barrier. It is the temporary-barrier-of-choice among construction contractors due to its speed of installation/removal, no loose connection hardware, identical ends (can be turned end-to-end), cast-in self-aligning connection guide, and economical cost. Over 15,000,000 LF of J-J Hooks has been used on North American highways since its introduction in 1990.