The Virginia Department of Transportation recently completed a pilot installation of new guardrail “end terminals” that will gradually replace older models the department has identified as a potential threat to driver safety. However, these new guardrail products for Charlottesville could be few and far between for years to come. End terminals are devices […]
In 2015, the Virginia Department of Transportation concluded that a guardrail product used on roads throughout the state was defective and could cause the metal rails to spear vehicles and their occupants in a head-on crash. VDOT announced it would remove these “functionally obsolete” guardrail “end terminals” on roads that presented the greatest risk of […]
During October 2016 to January 2017, Charlottesville Tomorrow conducted an investigation into guardrail safety in Virginia and specifically the inventory of ET-Plus guardrails and VDOT’s plans to replace them.