How does GTCRC determine that guardrail is necessary on a road?

Guardrail is a useful roadside safety tool, but it is not appropriate to protect against every roadside hazard. In the wrong applications, guardrail itself is a hazard.

 Guardrail is only appropriate when the result of a vehicle striking the guardrail barrier will be less severe than a crash resulting from hitting the unshielded hazard. For example, guardrail is usually not an appropriate solution to a single tree sitting too close to the road since a guardrail is just another fixed object like the tree. Guardrail is appropriate to protect road users from a large water feature or very steep slope.

 To determine if a guardrail is necessary, GTCRC will evaluate the location and decide based on the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Roadside Design Guide.

 To request guardrail in a new location or report existing guardrail that has been damaged, use the Citizen Problem Reporter app here.

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1. How are speed limits determined?
2. Can I have a speed limit sign posted on my road?
3. How do I get the speed limit changed on a road?
4. How do I get a “No Passing Zone” on a road?
5. Can I have a “Hidden Driveway” sign installed on the street outside my home?
6. How does GTCRC determine that guardrail is necessary on a road?
7. What should I do when a traffic signal loses power (dark signal)?
8. A stop sign has been damaged or is missing, what do I do?
9. Someone has posted distracting yard signs along the road, will you remove them?
10. I’d like to install a permanent sign in front of my property along the road, is that allowed?