About the Bluestar System™
The Bluestar Roadway SystemTM is simple and effective, and motorists grasp the concept quickly. IceAlert temperature-sensitive reflectors mount on standard guideposts and act as normal delineators until temperatures near freezing. At that time the reflectors turn blue, alert drivers of freezing conditions, and eliminate the unpleasant surprise of difficult-to-see ice.
IceAlert® roadway reflectors are most effective when installed in a series of 3-5 reflectors, positioned well in advance of the problem area, to give motorists time to react to the ice-warning. Spacing between individual IceAlert® reflectors is generally identical to standard guidepost reflector spacing, and primarily dependent upon traffic speed.
To insure maximum effectiveness and consistency in application, we offer site design help. The Bluestar SystemTM for roadways is specifically designed for your particular site. You send a simple site description of the bridge, overpass, roadway, off-ramp, etc to us, and we provide a site-specific plan which considers traffic speed and topography, and which includes sign and reflector spacing, plus detailed installation instructions. You receive a complete plan for your site plus the appropriate signs, reflectors and hardware.
IceAlert® temperature-sensitive reflectors are rugged and very easy to install. IceAlert® are post-mounted, stand-alone units with no batteries or electronic components. Installation does not require pavement cuts, just drive a post into the ground and bolt the IceAlert® to it, or bolt an IceAlert® to an existing post.
Please look over our website as you think of areas in your jurisdiction that might provide ice-related “surprises” to your local motorists this winter. If you have any questions, please contact us and we’ll be happy to provide a proposal that will surprise you with its economy.