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Concrete Motorway Barriers

Our concrete motorway barriers are BS EN 1317 crash tested and certified – offering effective and safe motorway traffic separation or for usage on the central reservation. Available for temporary or long term hire, our Jersey barriers can be used for a range of traffic separation applications, limiting access to high traffic areas whilst also providing effective protection against malicious or hostile vehicles. Our Jersey barriers offer higher resilience and impact resistance than metal or wire gates and barrier bars, giving motorists or highway workers a greater level of protection.

Concrete Blocks for Motorway Usage

Our concrete barriers are used by local authorities and emergency services for effective traffic separation and the protection of highway workers during motorway projects. With each Jersey barrier block weighing as much as a family-sized car, they provide more than adequate protection from oncoming traffic and, when linked together, they form a solid, heavier barrier.

Our concrete barriers can also be used to protect motorways from flooding. When carrying out construction or repairs on the motorway, our Jersey barriers can be used to protect workers while also safely, directing traffic away from the area; or simply to funnel and slow down the drivers.

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All of our concrete barriers are BS EN 1317 crash tested and certified and have stood up to the most modern crash impact and pedestrian safety tests.

Jersey Barriers

Our Jersey barrier, primarily used for motorway or road related projects, are 2,500mm in length, 810mm in height, 610mm in width and the weight comes in at 1,450kg. This is our standard Jersey barrier, but if you would like something lighter and smaller, or perhaps even larger, we have a range of concrete barriers to suit a variety of applications. Please contact us for more details. Read more about our Jersey Barriers here.


TVCBs can also be used for high traffic situations and offer a larger and heavier solution in comparison with our Jersey barriers. The length is 3,000mm, height is 800mm, width is 450mm and the weight is considerably more, at 2,500kg. These too can be used for motorway barriers but they are less portable and take time to unload and seat them on the ground effectively. However, they do provide additional impact protection. Read more about our TVCB’s here. 

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Interlocking Concrete Lego Blocks

We also provide interlocking concrete blocks, (LG4, LG6, LG8) which are shorter in length but come in three different weights, namely, 1,200kg, 2,400kg and 1,800kg. These are mainly used for construction purposes, such as building retaining walls, but they can also provide more than  adequate protection for a motorway or to warden traffic in heavy footfall zones. The interlocking blocks have extra strength-by-design, as they can simply slot in alongside each other, creating a tighter barrier with additional impact resistance. Read more about our interlocking concrete lego blocks here.

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ProBlock is able to deliver robust concrete motorway barriers for your project at short notice if your security needs are urgent. Available for long or short term hire, our concrete blocks are available in various different shapes, sizes and weights, meaning that we’ll be able to provide a suitable solution for your needs. 

Our concrete motorway barriers can be hired throughout the entire United Kingdom. We provide full installation and delivery to your site as well as any help with any spacing or design aspects of your project. Our concrete motorway barriers are designed to be lifted and transported using forklift trucks and can be unloaded within minutes. Read more about our concrete barrier hire service here. 

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Concrete Motorway Barriers FAQs

Are Concrete Barriers Suitable for Any UK Motorway Network?

They are indeed. Problock supplies temporary or longer-term concrete barriers to local authorities and emergency services throughout the UK.

These blocks are specifically designed to protect against significant weights, and therefore are a critical asset in safeguarding workforces, emergency shelter areas and laybys on motorway networks.

How Quickly Can Problock Deliver Motorway Concrete Barriers?

Problock provides concrete motorway barriers to clients and organisations nationwide and offers an expedited rapid response service where a fast safety solution is required.

For urgent barrier construction, please contact the Problock team for assistance with organising an expedited delivery to ensure you have adequate protection in place.

What Types of Concrete Barriers are Best Suited to Motorway Safety?

Problock supplies three main categories of concrete motorway barriers – and the right option for your project will rely on your risk assessment and the critical job that your barrier is being erected to perform.

  • Jersey barriers are among the most popular concrete motorway barrier blocks and come in a weight of 1,450 kg each.
  • TVCBs (temporary vertical concrete barriers) are ideal for more robust vehicle routes, being larger and heavier than a Jersey barrier block. Each TVCB weighs in at 2,500 kg.
  • Interlocking concrete Lego blocks come in three different weight categories and can be used to create impassable defences, with each block slotting in alongside the next.

How Can Concrete Barriers Be Used to Manage Traffic?

There are several ways that we can employ concrete barriers to manage traffic. Motorway safety is just one application, and other uses include:

  • Creating safety perimeters to prevent vehicles from accessing high risk or restricted access areas.
  • Blocking off entrances and exits that are not in use.
  • Constructing traffic guidance for events or temporary parking areas, including marking out parking bays.
  • As a security measure on vulnerable properties to ensure unauthorised vehicles cannot gain access to the site.

What Risks Do Concrete Barrier Protect Against On Motorways?

Motorway barriers prevent collisions from becoming more dangerous to life and protect people and other vehicles travelling nearby.

They are also used to block access to roadways reserved for emergency services, stop vehicles from drifting across lanes into oncoming traffic, and protect workforces employed on construction or highway repair projects near high-speed traffic routes.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire Concrete Motorway Barriers?

The costs of hiring concrete motorway barriers depend very much on which sort of concrete blocks are required, how many, and for how long.

Problock is always available to provide a quotation based on your requirements.

Why Are Concrete Barriers Used on Motorway Roadworks?

Concrete barriers are interlocked, creating a barrier shield of substantial weight. These barriers can withstand impacts, even from large HGV trucks and high-speed vehicle crashes.

There are multiple benefits to using concrete barriers:

  • Protecting workers, pedestrians and other road users from the risk of a high-speed traffic impact when working or travelling in an area adjacent to the roadway.
  • Preventing dangerous crashes by delineating between lanes with opposite directions of travel and safeguarding against head-on impacts.
    Safeguarding cars from sliding into rivers or down embankments in the event of a collision.
  • Blocking the edges of raised carriageways or bridges to ensure that vehicles in icy conditions, following a crash, or where brakes fail cannot be put at greater risk by the surrounding environment.