Overnight Installation of Asset Zoneguard A14 Kettering | Case Study

1 January 2014

Asset International, one of the Hill & Smith Plc. group of companies, recently completed their first UK installation of Zoneguard temporary steel barrier on the Kettering A14 stretch of highway. 

Zoneguard was specifically proposed for this contraflow highway project due to its rating of N2W2.

Peter Wilkinson, MD at Asset International, commented that Zoneguard’s deflection of only 100 mm makes it ideal for narrow road width work as required on the A14.

Zoneguard is proven to be the lowest deflecting portable barrier in the world, meeting the UK’s EN1317 level N2W6 and N2W2 as well as NCHRP350 (TL-3 and TL-4) and MASH (TL-3) American test standards.


The overnight installation time was speeded up by the use of a the new Altecho road drilling machine which is capable of drilling both sides of the Zoneguard barrier, enabling an installation rate of over 400 metres an hour.


Peter Wilkinson concluded that Asset’s manufacture and supply of British made Zoneguard steel barrier plus the investment in the new Altecho technology demonstrates the company’s commitments to improving road works safety.

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