STREETS CALL FOR KERBS, ROAD SIGNS AND ROAD MARKINGS

FAERDIGSTAELLANDET AV GATORNA KRAEVER KANTSTENAR, VEAGMERKEN OCH KOERBANEMARKERINGAR

Traffic safety demands that roads be provided with kerbs, road signs and road markings, but economic considerations influence the choice of materials. The types of kerbs currently in use are made of granite, precast concrete and asphalt. Granite is most durable and pleasing, but expensive. Precast concrete kerbs cost about 50% of granite, and are either recessed into the pavement or affixed to the surface by steel pins or gluing. Asphalt kerbs are still in the experimental stage. Road signs can be bought ready for erection or made by the road authority. Posts are painted yellow or grey and are embedded in concrete or inserted into precast sockets. Illuminated road signs can be lit internally or externally; their drawback is that they are prone to vandalism. Placing on footpaths, so as to allow mechanical footpath maintenance, is difficult due to the distance requirement from the kerb. Gantries are used for groups of signs but are expensive. Road markings are either painted, in which case they have to be renewed at least twice a year, or laid in permanent materials. The cost of this is at least 3-4 times that of painting. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Findlands Stadsfoerbund

    Sveavaegen 28-30
    Helsingfors 10,   Finland 
  • Authors:
    • Leino, I
  • Publication Date: 1974

Language

  • Swedish

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096797
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Traffic Research Institute
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM