In 1989, two pavement striping tape materials were placed on two new asphalt pavements. A two-year performance evaluation of the materials has been completed by the Oregon State Highway Division's (OSHD's) Materials and Research Section. On the first project a 3M Stamark Pliant Polymer Pavement Marking Tape - Series 5730, was placed on an Oregon dense-graded Class "B" asphalt concrete pavement. Only the skip line was marked with the pavement marking tape. Paint was used to mark the fog line and crosswalk. This area has a high volume of cross traffic, much of which is truck traffic. Over the two year period, the material proved to be durable in that it provided a full service skip line, whereas the painted lines had to be repainted several times. The marking tape material reflectance was below the OSHD standards. On the second project, 3M Stamark Pliant Polymer Marking Tape - Series A350 (white) and Series 351 (yellow) were placed on an Oregon open-graded Class "F" asphalt concrete pavement. This area is in a snow zone with a significant amount of studded tire usage during the winter months. Over the two-year period, the marking tape did well in retaining its reflectance, but had bonding problems. Some of the material came up after the first snowfall and had to be replaced. The recommendations of this study are: The Series 5730 pavement marking tape is not recommended for use on Oregon's highways. The Series A350 pavement marking tape is not recommended for open-graded pavements on Oregon's highways unless the durability problems can be resolved. The Series A350 pavement marking tape should be examined on a dense-graded pavement.

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00623597
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-OR 89-02 A & B
  • Contract Numbers: 10740
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1992 12:00AM