Road Plates – Expert Introduction to Steel Roadway Plate Usage
Steel plates can create differences in surface elevation and can be slippery. They can be especially hazardous to motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians.
The transportation and construction industries are well aware of the hazards associated with the use of steel plates in roadway projects, but their use allows roadways to remain open during non-construction periods, effectively increasing the utilization of roadways.
In order to improve safety, there are a number of standards and industry documents guiding their usage in construction work zones.