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Ironwood Highway Guardrail System

Jefferson County, N.Y., has introduced an innovative guardrail system that not only enhances driving safety for commuters but also contributes to the aesthetics of the surrounding environment. The Ironwood Highway Guardrail System stands out as the sole federally approved alternative to weathering steel guardrail systems, seamlessly blending the organic aesthetics of wood with the safety, strength, and durability afforded by hot-dip galvanized steel.

The decision to employ hot-dip galvanizing as the corrosion prevention system is pivotal, with nine tons (8 tonnes) of hot-dip galvanized steel serving as the protective shield against the aggressive environmental challenges of upstate New York. Over the years, the guardrail will face various destructive elements, including intense moisture from Lake Ontario, exposure to fertilizers, herbicides, and the impact of road maintenance elements such as salt and sand. Hot-dip galvanizing offers a distinct advantage in significantly reducing maintenance and repair costs compared to previously utilized corrosion prevention systems. Hubbell Galvanizing’s expertise ensures the Ironwood Highway Guardrail System not only withstands the harsh conditions but also maintains its functionality and visual appeal, making it a reliable choice for the community’s safety and aesthetic needs.