As of 14 January 2020, fires this season have burned an estimated 18.6 million hectares, destroyed over 5,900 buildings and killed at least 34 people.
The fires have caused substantial damage to the NSW road network cutting off key transport routes including the Kings and Princes Highways. Reopening these roads is critical to supporting recovery efforts and movement of supplies into the region, as well as supporting the return of visitors to the area.
Safe Direction has been engaged by Transport for NSW (formerly RMS) to replace damaged guardrails and end terminals. Safe Direction has responded by supplying MASH compliant Ramshield Guardrail and MSKT end terminals. The MSKT is an energy-absorbing, tangential end terminal, designed to minimise the severity of impacts occurring at the end of the safety barrier system. The MSKT can be connected directly to existing guardrail or new Ramshield installations without the requirement for a transition. The ease of installing the MSKT reduces the time workers spend on the roadside and has been critical in ensuring roads reopen quickly.
The MSKT has become the industry’s leading MASH compliant guardrail end terminal. For further information contact Safe Direction on 1300 063 220.