The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

14 June 2005

Wired for safety

A cable barrier down the middle of Interstate 35 near Purcell will be installed this summer as a test.

This is not the same product that is being used on the Lake Hefner Parkway in Oklahoma City, made by Brifen; it's a new product from Dallas-based Cass, which would like to get into the highway-barrier market and is providing free wire and installation for the test. The Cass system uses three intertwined strands, versus four for the Brifen.

A third firm, Safe Fence, has a test barrier in the median near the I-35 Goldsby exit.

Posted at 8:00 AM to Driver's Seat , Soonerland