The Mobile Barriers MBT-1® was originally developed after a tragic accident in which two Colorado road maintenance workers were killed by a wrong-way driver. It underwent years of development and refinement working with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) before being first deployed in June 2008.
After further evaluation, it was formally introduced the following year where it was awarded the American Traffic Safety Services Association’s (ATSSA’s) Innovation of the Year Award. It has since gone on to receive increasing accolades for improving safety, efficiency, and traffic flows in and around work zones, including additional national and international awards from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), Transportation Development Foundation (TDF), Better Roads, Transportation Association of Canada (TAC-ATC), the International Road Federation (IRF) and others.
Mobile Barriers MBT-1® is a revolutionary traffic barrier system that can be quickly deployed to provide superior protection for teams working in live traffic. The MBT-1® has been called the "perfect tool" for various types of road, bridge, and tunnel work. The mobility of the MBT-1® allows rapid work zone setup/removal and enables managers to reduce project duration, schedule around peak traffic hours, and minimize roadway congestion.
Equipment and supplies integrated into the MBT-1® allow project managers to reduce work zone footprints and increase productivity. The versatile MBT-1® provides comprehensive on-site logistics with 85,000 lbs (38500 kg) GVWR carry capacity, integrated crane & heavy lifting capabilities, generator, high lumen work lights, TMA, electronic signage, and more.
Integrated equipment and supplies allow project managers to reduce work zone footprints and increase productivity.
"There are simply too many cars crashing into too many work zones, putting too many lives at risk."
"There’s no better way to reduce work zone accidents and improve conditions for everyone than to safely complete the work as quickly as possible and reopen the roadway to normal traffic flow."