AN EVALUATION OF REFLECTIVE MARKERS

The following measures can be taken to reduce raised pavement marker (RPM) replacement cost: (1) Change policy in order to reduce the number of RPMs installed. (2) Increase spacing between RPMs. (3) Test asphalt to determine factors which lead to early failure. (4) Make greater use of low profile RPMs. (5) Recess RPMs. (6) Change replacement strategy. It is recommended the RPM program be reevaluated, during which time the present practice of installing RPMs be discontinued and the following policies be instituted as interim measures: (1) Installation of RPMs at hazardous locations shall have no restrictions. (2) On construction projects, the RPMs shall be either low profile or recessed. (3) For maintenance replacements, the RPMs shall be low profile. (FHWA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mississippi State Highway Department

    Research and Development Division, P.O. Box 1850
    Jackson, MI  United States  39215

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kidd, S Q
  • Publication Date: 1984-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387112
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MSHD-RD-84-674 Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM