The Texas Department of Transportation issued a statement this week saying they will discontinue using ET-Plus guardrail end terminals on Texas highways.  Recent media reports have claimed the terminals are not safe.  In response, TxDOT has stopped installing the guard rails.  In a press release, TxDOT says,

“In response to Trinity Highway Products, LLC, suspending shipment of the ET-Plus System, TxDOT is immediately suspending the specification of these systems as an alternative in contracts and is discontinuing the use of these systems for new installations until further notice.

“Safety remains our top priority. As the FHWA continues seeking more information on the ET-Plus, TxDOT also will begin collecting data on future vehicle collisions with any guardrail terminal end treatments. This information will be shared with the FHWA.”

For more info from TxDOT, go to www.txdot.gov.