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Exit Lanes & Channelizing Road Alignment: Traffic Delineators

Changes in road alignment can present a dangerous challenge for certain drivers.  However, there are relatively inexpensive improvements that can be utilized to address these problems.  For example, traffic delineators are one of the most affordable and effective changes that can be applied to these areas to make them safer for all drivers.  These delineators can also be implemented in exit lanes where drivers may struggle to understand exactly where to direct their vehicle.

Traffic delineators are a critical part of traffic channelization, and as such, they work to guide the flow of traffic in a safe and organized manner.  High quality delineators help drivers to identify changes in road alignment.  They can be successfully implemented on either roadsides or on centerlines.  In either of these locations, they provide a visible reminder to drivers about where to drive.  Delineators are arguably more effective than road markings, since their height increases their visibility and decreases the chances that drivers will overlook the signs.

When specifying delineators, state and municipal officials should ensure that they purchase ones that contain a flat area where reflective material can be placed.  Reflective applications ensure that drivers will see these markers regardless of the time of day or night.  Durability is also a major consideration; Impact Recovery Systems’ delineators are built with reactive spring systems that allow the posts to withstand an impact and spring back to their original position, even after multiple collisions.

Whether you are looking for traffic delineators as an immediate response to a potentially dangerous change in road alignment or as a permanent solution to a confusing exit lane, you can be assured that they will make the area safer.  Statistically, extra delineation reduces accidents by notifying drivers about curves, exits, roadway edges, and even animal or pedestrian crossings.