April 9, 2021

New Mexico approves J-J Hooks MASH barrier

In March 2021, the NMDOT approved the J-J Hooks MASH, F-shape, free standing, temporary barrier in a 19’ 8 ¼” length, as an alternate to their state standard.

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March 25, 2021

J-J Hooks Barrier Market Continues Major Expansions

Easi-Set Worldwide, precast concrete products licensing subsidiary of Smith-Midland Corporation, production expansion announcement.

On the heels of the recent news on market approval for J-J Hooks barrier in the nation’s second largest transportation market, California, comes another licensed producer signing on the East Coast.

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January 5, 2021

PennDOT Approves J-J Hooks MASH Barrier for Bridge Applications

In late 2020, PennDOT approved J-J Hooks MASH TL3 temporary barrier for bolted applications on bridges and structures. The tested deflections, when bolted to concrete, were 5.9-inches. J-J Hooks is now approved as an alternate to PennDot’s standard drawing BC-719M, structure-mounted temporary concrete barrier.

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February 24, 2021

MASH TL3 compliant J-J Hooks Barrier gains California Department of Transportation Approval.

On February 18th, The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) gave full approval for MASH* tested J-J Hooks portable concrete barrier in two lengths (12.5 and 20-foot), for all widely used applications, including free-standing, pinned for asphalt surfaces, bolted for concrete surfaces, and bridge decks. The multi-functional F-Shape barrier design allows contractors to utilize the same product for all applications, eliminating the need for specialized inventory.

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December 1, 2020

J-J Hooks goes big in West Virginia

J-J Hooks licensed producer Eastern Vault Company, Princeton, WV has started producing over 10 miles (53,000 LF) of MASH-rated precast concrete highway safety barrier for a major West Virginia road project.

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