EFFECTIVE PAVEMENT MARKING MATERIALS AND APPLICATIONS FOR PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE ROADWAYS

This report describes the tasks of a study conducted to identify effective pavement marking materials and application procedures on portland cement concrete (PCC) roadways in Texas. The researchers reviewed relevant literature, reviewed data from the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP), surveyed state departments of transportation, surveyed material manufacturers, and analyzed cost-effectiveness of various materials. Based on findings from the research tasks, the researchers generated a number of recommendations for pavement markings on PCC roadways in Texas, which include: use epoxy materials for long-term applications under the majority of traffic conditions; use preformed tape for long-term applications under very heavy traffic; and use Texas Department of Transportation specification thermoplastic only for short-term applications with low to medium traffic.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research Project Title: Evaluation of Pavement Marking Effectiveness.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011

    Texas Department of Transportation

    Research and Technology Implementation Office, P.O. Box 5080
    Austin, TX  United States  78763-5080

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Gates, T J
    • Hawkins Jr, H G
    • Rose, E R
  • Publication Date: 2003-7

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 66 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00962088
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-03/4150-2,, Research Report 4150-2,, TTI: 0-4150
  • Contract Numbers: Project No. 0-4150
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2003 12:00AM