The 11th Edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) was released December 18, 2023, and went into effect January 18, 2024. We are currently updating related course materials to what is reflected in the most recent version of the MUTCD.

Course Description:

This 1-day workshop will cover the current guide rail and barrier curb construction details in the NJDOT Standard Roadway Construction Details regarding their proper inspection. The workshop will go through these construction details including brief history on guide rail, warranting fixed objects, guide rail height, clearance from traveled way, rubrail, reduced post spacing at obstructions, guide rail at underground structures, guide rail on bridges, end treatments, roadside recovery area, grading treatment, guide rail treatments at driveways, gore areas, and median guide rail and median concrete barriers. Also, nonvegetative surfaces and substandard guide rail examples will be discussed. The 2019 Standard Specifications for Guide Rail will be briefly covered.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn a brief history on guide rail and median barriers and how they save lives if properly constructed
  • Become very familiar with the guide rail and median barrier construction details to help ensure proper inspection during construction
  • See several examples of what not to construct in the field and learn common mistakes you should look out for when inspecting guide rail

Intended Audience:

Guide rail and median barrier construction inspectors and contractors






David Bizuga, NJDOT Training Specialist and CAIT Co-adjutant


This workshop is sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration and New Jersey Department of Transportation through the New Jersey Local Technical Assistance Program.

University Smoking Policy:

Rutgers University is dedicated to ensuring a safe and healthy environment for students, staff, visitors, and guests. The use of any tobacco or tobacco-related products, including E-cigarettes, is not allowed on any University-owned, operated, leased, occupied, or controlled property. Consequently, smoking is not allowed outside the CAIT building. Individuals who breach this updated policy will be requested to vacate the premises.