Section 5: End Treatment of Guard Fence

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Guard fence systems must be anchored at both ends to acceptable end treatments, buried terminals, wingwalls, concrete traffic barriers, etc., so that full tensile strength of the rail may be developed.

Approved end treatments have been developed and are recommended for the upstream end of a guard fence system. These approved end treatments shall be used unless the guard fence terminal is located on the downstream end with respect to adjacent traffic of the guard fence and outside the clear zone for opposing traffic (see Figure A-4). In that case a Downstream Anchor Terminal (DAT) section without offset is acceptable for use.

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