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story.lead_photo.caption The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is planning to install nearly 120 miles of median cable barriers much like the ones seen here on Interstate 430 in Little Rock at 13 highway sites around the state. - Photo by Karen E. Segrave

Thirteen sections of interstate totaling nearly 120 miles are good locations for the installation of cable barriers in the medians to reduce the incidence of head-on crashes, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has concluded.

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Arkansas, Pages 7 on 06/06/2011

Print Headline: 13 interstate stretches tagged to get barriers

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  • TheBatt
    June 6, 2011 at 11:44 a.m.

    How do these things hold up to the huge number of idiots who make a hobby/habit if running into highway barricades? There are already several stretches of interstate in the LR/NLR area that the metal guards get wiped out about as quickly as they are repaired/replaced.

  • xcnwrr_comcast_net
    June 6, 2011 at 4:04 p.m.

    On June 4 a car crossed over an unprotected median on I-430 and almost took me out. Barriers are needed for sure.

  • Popsmith
    June 6, 2011 at 11:21 p.m.

    I vividly remember sliding across the wet grass in the median, hoping that I could get my car back under control before hitting the oncoming traffic. Fortunately it was a wide median. Car hydroplaned on poorly maintained highway. It felt like one of those NASCAR slides where there just ain't no traction forever.