Traffic Sack

The Instant Sandbag for Roadside Maintenance

This convenient lightweight alternative to heavy sandbags is ideal for ballast use and roadside maintenance projects


  • Ideal for ballast use.
  • Each sack weighs up to 7 kg when activated.
  • Retains its weight for up to 3 months.
  • Eco friendly - contains pulps and super absorbent polymer.
  • Easy to dispose - simply slit the sack and disperse the contents into the earth.
  • Disperses on impact.
  • Suitable for landfill and incineration.

TrafficSack is a new development in roadside maintenance products from Border Barriers making the humble sandbag redundant overnight.

Sandbags are widely used in the UK providing the weight for temporary traffic signs to prevent them from being blown over by strong winds or passing vehicles. But they have always been bulky, heavy to handle, crude, unreliable and prone to splitting.

TrafficSack is a slim, compact and lightweight product that weighs a fraction of the bulk and weight of a sandbag – until you want to use it.

In its original form the TrafficSack weighs less than half a kilo. When ready to use it, you simply soak the TrafficSack in water and in minutes its super absorbent polymer filling absorbs up to 7kg of water - and retains it without leaking. You create the weighty ballast you need just when you need it.

Meets Department of Transport Requirements

DOT legislation requires that temporary traffic signs be sufficiently robust to prevent them being blown over easily. Furthermore the weight or ballast used to achieve this must be of a granular material so that, under impact, it splits and disperses without increasing the risk of injury.

Trafficsack is the Safest Solution

The pulp and super absorbent polymer (SAP) filling exceeds the legislated safety requirements and, should impact occur, the water-saturated contents offer minimal risk of collateral injury.

Environmentally Friendly

SAP is an inert, eco-friendly product that is easily disposed – simply slit the sack and disperse the contents harmlessly into the earth. It is suitable for both landfill and incineration.

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