As of January 1, 2020 the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will no longer issue eligibility letters attesting to the MASH compliance of roadside hardware systems. Instead, states have been tasked with issuing determinations as to the Federal aid eligibility of roadside hardware systems.
Only roadside hardware systems which are Federal aid eligible can be used on DOT&PF projects. Roadside hardware systems are generally considered to include the following:
Applications for eligibility review are submitted to the DOT&PF Division of Design & Construction Standards where they are reviewed by DOT&PF engineers.
This page is for manufacturers, contractors, and distributors of these systems. Both proprietary and non-proprietary systems are eligible for a determination. Applications may be submitted by vendors, manufacturers, contractors, designers, or any other interested party. However only a manufacturer may request proprietary information contained within their application be held confidential.
STEP ONE: Check whether your system has already received a DOT&PF eligibility determination.
STEP TWO: If your system is not on the List of Approved Roadside Hardware submit an Application for Roadside Hardware Federal Aid Eligibility Determination with all supporting documentation to DOT.RHEP@alaska.gov.