The objective of this study was to install a small number of lightweight metal u-channel posts with a round delineator and a small number of commonly used flexible posts and evaluate their performance. Three types of flexible posts were installed. They included two posts manufactured by Carsonite and one manufactured by Safe-Hit.
The results of the limited field tests does not support widespread use of flexible posts. Substantial durability problems were encountered with the flexible posts. Future use of flexible posts should be limited to potential high-hit areas such as gores at urban interchanges. While the durability of the metal posts was superior to the flexible posts, a maintenance problem exists relating to of maintaining the posts and delineators.
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Agent, Kenneth R. and Pigman, Jerry G., "Evaluation of Flexible Delineator Posts" (1990). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 486.