Texas-based manufacturer of flexible, patented traffic control products Impact Recovery Systems has demonstrated in certified high-speed testing that its new OmegaPost is the most durable traffic post in existence.
Due to the increased speeds of many roadways across the USA, proper traffic delineation protocols have become more important than ever. Traffic posts have long served this need in helping to channel traffic in school zones, to separate highway lanes, and especially for use during long duration construction projects. As high-speed traffic funnels into these lower speed delineation lanes, many traffic posts are hit and often destroyed making their constant replacement an increased expense for agencies and a safety hazard for drivers.
During NTPEP-certified (National Transportation Product Evaluation Program) high speed testing conducted at the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) in September, Impact Recovery’s brand-new OmegaPost demonstrated results that far surpassed any product of its kind that had been tested before. During the test, when installed on concrete with epoxy, the post withstood a full 200 hits at speeds of 70mph (112km/h) making the OmegaPost the most durable traffic post currently available. Due to its resilience, Impact Recovery says the new delineator will be a ‘greener’ alternative to existing products. Because the OmegaPost’s durability will mean a much longer life-cycle once it has been installed, fewer posts will find their way to landfills and fewer installations will result in less machinery and materials needed over time for their deployment.
“After years of development, we think we’ve perfected the high-speed traffic delineator with an elegant design and minimal use of materials,” said Impact Recovery’s lead engineer, Ken Parrot. “The OmegaPost will not only provide up-front cost savings over the competition, but with its quick installation, proven durability, and ease of replacement, owners will realize a low total life cycle cost while minimizing dangerous time spent on the highway by maintenance crews.”
Following the NTPEP tests, Impact Recovery’s president, Greg Hannah, said, “In our 28-year history, I have never been more proud of a traffic product than the OmegaPost.”