February 2020 – Update of New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) Specification M23 Appendix A, has deemed Thriebeam to be a legacy system – repair use only, not for new highway installations. Site Specific acceptance (from NZTA) required for use on structures.
For a MASH Compliant system, please refer to Ezy-Guard High Containment.
“Modified Thrie-beam” (SGR09b) is a modified version of the standard SGR09c Thrie-beam with modified (notched) blockouts and a steel I-Section post. It is an older type of longitudinal barrier in use along local roads and state highways in NZ. It is a public domain (non-proprietary) system.
As it is only compliant with NCHRP-350 TL4, the NZ Transport Agency has recently re-categorised the Modified Thrie-Beam system as a legacy system and may not be installed on new state highway projects. Existing installations may be repaired/maintained until replacement with a higher performing barrier system is viable or necessary. This also includes the double sided variant (SGM09B).