A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

ODOT resolves guardrail question

Written September 9th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Almost a year ago, a question came up in the news about the end pieces on a particular brand of highway guardrails. Whatever happened on that point, I wondered this week. I asked ODOT, and promptly the answer came back.

Guardrail ends: Don’t hit them!

Written October 27th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

We’ve all seen them, those yellow and black end pieces of highway guardrails. And you may have wondered, as I have, why they are so blunt and what would happen if a car veered off the pavement and hit one. Now we know, sort of. They are built that way to make collisions less catastrophic than they […]

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