PERFORMANCE OF TRAFFIC MARKINGS IN COLD REGIONS. FINAL REPORT

This study evaluated the performance of traffic marking materials used in Alaska and other northwestern states, including Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. Primarily, this study included reviews of existing reports, past studies, and information databases; a field survey that subjectively rated existing traffic markings in Alaska's central region; field measurements of the retroreflectivity of traffic markings made by using a reflectometer in Alaska's central region; and a subjective opinion survey about the performance of traffic markings. This report summarizes the findings from this study. The main results summarized in this report include impacts of pavement marking patterns on a driver's behavior, minimum reflectivity requirements, a general evaluation of traffic marking materials, reflectivity performance, subjective survey evaluation, and final conclusions. The traffic marking types evaluated in this study included traffic paint, thermoplastics, preformed tapes, and Methyl Methacrylate. These traffic marking materials have all been applied in Alaska.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 93 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720212
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: INE/TRC 95.03
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 17 1996 12:00AM