EVALUATION OF DURABLE CROSSWALK AND STOPBAR MARKING MATERIALS (INTERIM REPORT)

The objective of this study is to find the most cost-effective durable marking material to provide long-lasting stopbars and crossbars. Three materials were tested: 1) 3M Stamark tape, 2) Prismo preformed tape, and 3) extruded thermoplastic. The evaluation concerned the durability, reflectivity, and appearance of the materials. Test installations have been in place for about 18 months, and this interim report summarizes findings for that period. The evaluation will continue to another 18 months, and recommendations will be presented in a final report. Based on current evaluations, the extruded thermoplastic material would be considered the most cost-effective material for crosswalk and stopbar installations. (Author)

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    University of Kentucky, Lexington

    Kentucky Transportation Center
    College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
    Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

    200 Mero Street
    Frankfort, KY  United States  40622

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Agent, K R
    • Pigman, J G
  • Publication Date: 1984-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00396684
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UKTRP-84-32
  • Contract Numbers: KYHPR-84-93
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1988 12:00AM