The SKT-SP guardrail end terminal is an energy-absorbing, tangent end terminal, designed to minimise the severity of impacts occurring at the end of the safety barrier system. Designed for attachment directly to w-beam guardrail, the SKT-SP is one of the world’s leading end treatment solutions and is fully compliant to the requirements of NCHRP Report 350.
The SKT-SP represents the latest configuration for the SKT terminal that was first introduced in 1997. Since that time the SKT has evolved to suit the challenges facing current designers and facilitate rapid installation and repair. The SKT-SP preserves many components used in the original SKT design including the impact head, slotted anchor rail concept and cable anchor bracket.
The tangential design feature allows the SKT-SP to be installed parallel to the roadway reducing the requirement for earthworks and site grading associated with traditional parabolic-flared terminal designs. The SKT-SP is available in two configurations.
The compact 7.62m TL2 terminal is an economical solution where the posted speed is less than or equal to 70km/h. The standard 15.24m TL3 terminal is acceptable for all posted speeds greater than 70km/h.