Jersey barrier

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Jersey barrier

n.
A protective concrete barrier used as a highway divider and a means of preventing access to a prohibited area.

[From the fact that they were first used on the New Jersey Turnpike, an important toll road in New Jersey .]
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Spencer said crews worked around the clock last week to prepare for the storms, installing more than 10,000 feet of concrete barriers, known as K-rails, and distributing tens of thousands of sandbags.
The county used K-rails to control stormwater runoff and laid down thousands of sandbags.
Throughout the foothill communities, sheets of rain fell as rivers of water raced down hills in front of homes barricaded by K-rails and soggy sandbags.
More than 10,000 feet of K-rail barriers - large pieces of concrete like those used on freeways to separate lanes - were installed and 30,000 sandbags were distributed, county Public Works Department officials said.
Preparations for the project will begin in December, when existing freeway lanes will be narrowed and restriped, roadway shoulders reduced and K-rails erected.
And hundreds of concrete K-rails have been placed to divert water away from homes and park buildings.
At the 800-acre Deukmejian Wilderness Park, charred in last month's fire, workers driving heavy equipment moved sand, graded dirt and set sandbags, steel plates and K-rails at the base of blackened 45-degree slopes.
Last month, the city asked Operating Engineers to consider building a landscaped median, a traffic circle and K-rails on the extension.
The berms, called K-rails, are about 3 feet wide at the base, and taper to about 12 inches at the top.