In this newsletter we will focus on highway and linear corridor protection. In Italy a rockfall barrier protected first aid responders attending injured people after this year’s earthquakes. Also in Italy, a new mobile solution makes it possible to scale rock faces without disrupting traffic flow. There is also an extraordinary snow net installation in Canada which enables traffic to travel through the mountains without interruptions due to avalanches.
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Temporary highway protection in Aosta Valley
The motorway Turin - Aosta Valley in Italy is situated in an area with very steep slopes. Rockfalls are frequent. The maintenance contractor must regularly scale loose rock and clean up debris on the highway. As the highway is a crucial traffic corridor, it has to be kept open during the scaling work. The open lanes must be protected from rocks, stones, wood and debris. Read more about our temporary system which is easy and quick to install.
Fast first aid after severe earthquake in Italy
The earthquake which devastated central Italy in August 2016 caused major rockfall on roadways of all levels. Also affected was the National Highway SS 4 Via Salaria – a critical component for first aid and the setup of emergency tent camps to assist the citizens of Amatrice, Arquata del Tronto and Accumoli. To secure this stretch of highway, a GBE-1000A was provided and installed in record time.
Cougar Corner Slide Area - the largest snow net project outside of the Alps
In December 2015, Parks Canada invited contractors to bid on installing approximately 2000 linear meters of snow nets in Glacier National Park, situated in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. In winter, avalanches slide directly on to the TransCanada Highway disrupting traffic flows. This highway runs right through the national park and is a crucial component for the east-west transport in Canada. Find more information and pictures of this breathtaking project on our database.