PAVEMENT TRAFFIC MARKING. MATERIALS AND APPLICATION AFFECTING SERVICEABILITY

CENTER-LINE AND EDGE MARKING OF THE 3.8 MILLION MILES OF THE U.S. HIGHWAY SYSTEM HAS LED HIGHWAY AGENCIES TO TRY TO INCREASE THE DURABILITY AND DECREASE THE DRYING TIME OF TRAFFIC PAINT, AS WELL AS TO OBTAIN A LESS EXPENSIVE PAINT. ALTHOUGH DURABILITY HAS BEEN IMPROVED BY BETTER SELECTION OF PIGMENTS AND VEHICLES, OTHER FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE THE PERFORMANCE OF TRAFFIC ARE LESS EASY TO CONTROL, INCLUDING THE SUBSTRATE, PAVEMENT SURFACE PREPARATION, HUMIDITY AND TEMPERATURE DURING AND AFTER APPLICATION, AND APPLICATION EQUIPMENT. THE PRESENT REPORT IS A SYNTHESIS OF TRAFFIC- MARKING PRACTICES FOUND TO BE MOST EFFECTIVE FROM THE STANDPOINT OF SERVICEABILITY. THE MAIN CHAPTER HEADINGS ARE THE FOLLOWING: INTRODUCTION (HISTORY, DEVELOPMENT OF TRAFFIC PAINT, INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED IN PAVEMENT MARKING, ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED WITH TRAFFIC MARKING MATERIALS), MATERIALS (TRAFFIC PAINT SUMMARY, SULFUR MARKING MATERIAL, THERMOPLASTIC TRAFFIC MARKING MATERIAL, RAISED MARKERS), PROCUREMENT (PAINT PURCHASING, CONTRACT PAVEMENT MARKING), EQUIPMENT--PROCEDURES--POLICIES (PAINT STRIPING EQUIPMENT, EQUIPMENT FOR HEATED PAINT, HIGH-PRESSURE SPRAYING SYSTEMS, PAINT-LINE PROTECTION DEVICES, MATERIALS SUPPLY, CREW SIZE, GROOVING OF PAVEMENT FOR INCREASED NIGHT VISIBILITY, PAINT REMOVAL, REQUIREMENTS AND WARRANTS FOR STRIPING), AND PERFORMANCE--EVALUATION-- PROBLEMS--RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (CURRENT RESEARCH, FUTURE RESEARCH).

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  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00215628
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  • Created Date: May 29 1973 12:00AM