The first install of the new MASH Test Level 3 compliant SoftStop guardrail end terminal has been completed on the Cambridge Bypass project. This install is a first for the ANZ region with a MASH compliant end terminal, offering superior roadside protection to users of this busy highway. The terminal is designed to contain a much heavier vehicle of 2270kg, under much more onerous impact conditions such as severe impact angles. The terminal has proven its ability to contain vehicle impacts which have over 40% higher impact energy than what traditional terminals are designed to contain.
The terminal encompasses a unique anchorage design which allows the guardrail run to remain anchored during end on impacts, when impacted according to MASH TL3 conditions. Using a proprietary head that flattens and extrudes W-beam guardrail upon end-on impacts, the SoftStop dissipates energy while guiding flattened rail through the mouth at the bottom of the unit.
Ingal Civil are proud to be offering the next generation of highway safety products to the New Zealand market.
If you would like further technical information on the SoftStop, view the product page here, or you can call our sales team in Auckland or Christchurch.