The sliding gate can be used in applications where swing or other types of gates may not be feasible. Designed to operate in a straight line, it can be used with a variety of gate operators such as hydraulic slide drive along a rail system or a chain driven electro-mechanical operator. The most widely used type of slide gate is a cantilever gate. It removes the need for tracking along the length of the opening of the gate and is affixed at one end. It uses a series of cantilever rollers to counterbalance the gate as it runs in a straight line suspended over the roadway. Cantilever gates are ideal for uneven pavement or where obstructions such as ice and snow are present. The cantilever gate also makes an excellent choice when designing a property perimeter fence and controlled access security system.