Report on Emergency Access Openings in Soundwalls and Concrete Median BarriersAuthor/Presenter: Wilson, Pete; Covitz, Carl D.; van Loben Sels, James W.
House Resolution No. 15, adopted March 30, 1991, requested that the Department of Transportation (Caltrans) conduct a study to determine the need and consider standards for installing removable sections in concrete median barriers and keyed steel doors in soundwalls to provide access for emergency personnel. Caltrans’ findings and recommendations were to be reported to the Legislature. A copy of the Resolution is in Appendix A. The conclusion of the report is that there is a need for emergency access openings in some soundwalls and concrete median barriers.