HIGHWAY INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERS AND SAFETY PROFESSIONALS TOLD US THEIR FOUR TOP PRIORITIES ARE:

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As the U.S. government seeks to increase infrastructure upgrading and innovation with over $100 billion in annual spending, the chain link industry has developed a wide range of cost-effective high security, anti-intrusion, perimeter security systems. These new systems can be designed to help solve the challenges facing companies and agencies working to protect and harden the perimeters on roads, bridges, military bases, airports and other infrastructure projects, and to maximize precious financial resources.

For infrastructure projects, today’s chain link offers some of the best options for:

1. ENHANCING PEDESTRIAN SAFETY AND VISIBILITY

Unlike panel wire fence, chain link can be easily formed for curved parapet protective fence applications and serve as a platform for enhanced lighting and electronic detection systems.

Chain link’s see-through capability can also be increased with polymer coated systems

The ability to sustain necessary access while protecting the public is always the top priority for any agency. Still, over 6,000 pedestrians were killed on America’s roads last year. Chain link systems can be designed and installed to enhance physical protection for pedestrians and bicyclists, while at the same providing the visibility necessary for drivers to be alert and prepared to engage in defensive driving techniques.

While chain link has always been the perimeter security system of choice for the public works market*, today’s chain link provides newly-developed choices in fabric sizes, coatings and configurations, accompanying framework and accessory products. These systems have been tested to the highest levels, and manufacturing facilities are strategically located throughout North America to provide the widest range of options for solving today’s – and tomorrow’s – infrastructure perimeter security problems.

*All 50 state Departments of Transportation currently specify chain link via AASHTO M181 and ASTM

Some examples of the current options available for use on highways, bridges, overpasses and other infrastructure projects:

  • 1/2” 9 gauge & 3/8” 11 gauge: Deters pedestrian climbing and very time consuming to cut thru, provides a level of impact resistance to reduce vehicular penetration and damage. Visually intimidating. *Excellent ASTM F2781 test results
  • 1 3/4” 6 gauge: Harder to climb, provides higher security level for key infrastructure assets, such as entrances to government/security facilities, etc. Visually intimidating.
  • 2” 6 gauge: Deters cutting in areas more subjected to intentional intrusion; reduces losses due to theft of construction supplies and other critical materials
  • 2” 9 gauge: Proven effective for perimeter protection and animal deterrence for highways, roads and bridges, airports, military & government installations

2. REDUCING VEHICULAR ACCIDENTS AND DAMAGE

Despite the ongoing high profile of traffic safety programs, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported an increase in highway fatalities last year (over 35,000). Multi-level chain link perimeter security systems are among the options available to highway departments, public works professionals, and private sector safety and transportation directors to help reduce these accidents. In addition, chain link is flexible and cost-effective enough to team