EVALUATION OF AN EPOXY RESIN PAVEMENT MARKING SYSTEM

This report presents the results of a two-year field evaluation to determine if a two component epoxy resin pavement marking material would provide a more durable, cost-effective delineation system than currently used conventional traffic paint. The experimental striping was installed on a latex modified concrete overlay placed on the General Pulaski Skyway. Evaluation methods included periodic subjective ratings of the appearance, durability, night visibility and photographic documentation of representative sections of the striping both during the day and under simulated night viewing conditions. Application of the experimental striping was hampered by inadequate equipment and procedures believed to be the primary causes of premature deterioration and subsequent failure of the skipline markings. However, the skiplines were judged to have provided adequate delineation thru 17 months in service despite exhibiting a generally poor appearance during most of that period. Although not considered cost-effective in this installation, several factors indicate that the expoxy system is potentially a viable alternative to conventional traffic paint. These factors include: (1) longer service life, (2) a recent decline in costs, and (3) reports of successful and expanded use by other agencies. Recommendations for an additional epoxy striping installation and improved specifications are presented. (Author)

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00399515
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-NJ-84-004, 84-004-7799
  • Contract Numbers: 7799, Item 8
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2004 1:43AM