RAISED PAVEMENT MARKERS AS A TRAFFIC CONTROL MEASURE AT LANE DROPS

Raised pavement markers are an effective means of reducing erratic movements at lane-drop locations, particularly under nighttime driving conditions. The cost of raised pavement markers and their installation is nominal (approximately $150 per lane-drop location). It is recommended that raised pavement markers be installed at other lane-drop locations. Markers installed at locations described in this article have not been in place for a sufficient time to determine their durability; however, reports from other States indicate their durability is sufficient to render them economical. If raised pavement markers are installed routinely, steps should be taken to insure they are not damaged by snowplow operations. Rubber-tipped blades have been used successfully in areas with slushy snow or where chemicals are used in conjunction with snowplows. /Author/

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    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Pigman, J G
    • Agent, K R
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

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  • Accession Number: 00097787
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 10 1976 12:00AM