A UNIQUE APPROACH TO EVALUATING ROAD STRIPE MATERIAL ON TWO-LANE RURAL ROADS

COMPARISONS WERE MADE OF SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE YELLOW LINES ON RURAL 2-LANE ROADS. ONE LINE WAS A REFERENCE LINE OF 0.015-IN. WET PAINT FILM WITH 6 LB/GAL OF CONVENTIONAL GLASS SPHERES APPLIED BY THE DROP-ON METHOD. THE EXPERIMENTAL LINE EITHER WAS UNBEADED OR HAD VARIOUS AMOUNTS OF SEVERAL TYPES AND SIZES OF GLASS BEADS. ONE EXPERIMENTAL LINE CONSISTED OF A 0.010-IN. WET PAINT FILM WITH 4 LB/GAL OF GLASS SPHERES APPLIED BY THE DROP-ON METHOD. EVALUATIONS WERE MADE UNDER NIGHT DRIVING CONDITIONS AT NORMAL SPEEDS ON DRY AND WET PAVEMENT. THE METHODS OF APPLICATION, CONTROL, AND EVALUATION ARE ALSO DESCRIBED. BOTH COLORED MOVIES AND SLIDES WERE MADE AT REGULAR INTERVALS FOR A DOCUMENTARY RECORD. SAMPLES OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE INCLUDED. THIS APPROACH HAS BEEN FOUND TO HAVE MANY ADVANTAGES OVER EXISTING TECHNIQUES AND FEW DISADVANTAGES.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-7
  • Monograph Title: Materials for pavement marking and for joints in concrete structures
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00217351
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309021782
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 11 1974 12:00AM