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Cable Median Barrier

Median Cable Guardrail along I-96 near Grand Rapids.
Department of Transportation

Cable Median Barrier

Cable median barrier consists of steel wire ropes mounted on posts. It is designed to prevent a vehicle from leaving the road and striking an object which would create a potentially more dangerous situation. It functions by capturing or redirecting vehicles while absorbing impact energy.

Cable median barrier is saving lives every day and is expected to reduce cross-median crashes by an estimated 90 percent.

Cable Median Barrier Brochure
First Responder Information Video

First Responder Information

Please don't cut the cables!

Learn more about cable median barrier and why keeping the cable intact is a better alternative than cutting the cable at a crash site.

First Responder Flyer