Saferoads has successfully tested its first 100 kph crash-tested, non-anchored metal temporary barriers.
According to the company the barriers will be available in Australia soon, subject to regulatory safety barrier authority Austroad's approval.
Saferoads says these barriers "will create a new strategic market opportunity as an attractive alternative to the existing temporary safety barrier solutions for mainstream work zones.
Darren Hotchkin, Saferoads' CEO, said "with the speed downgrading plastic water filled barriers for work zones, the advantages of this solution over alternate barriers are its ease of portability (over concrete barriers), and its non-destructive impact on road pavements (as it doesn't require anchoring to the roadway)".
"We believe this is the next generation of temporary work zone safety barriers that will more suitably protect workers in work zones throughout Australia."