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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-12-048
Date: November 2013
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This report provides information on four topics related to advanced pavement marking systems: (1) an evaluation of the durability and cost effectiveness of alternative marking materials, (2) a two-part study on the safety impacts of wider edge lines, the first part using operational effects as surrogate safety metrics and the second part based on a post-hoc analysis of safety data, (3) an evaluation of the potential environmental impacts of cost effective pavement marking systems, and (4) a review of the effect of State procurement processes on the quality of installed markings. This report amplifies information that may be found in Pavement Marking Demonstration Projects: State of Alaska and State of Tennessee: Report to Congress (FHWA-HRT-09-039). The intent of this report is to provide decisionmakers with information on materials and methods that will reduce the overall national expenditure on pavement markings, while providing improved guidance and enhanced safety for the driving public.
Monique R. Evans
Director, Office of Safety
Research and Development
This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange. The U.S. Government assumes no liability for the use of the information contained in this document. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation.
The U.S. Government does not endorse products or manufacturers. Trademarks or manufacturers’ names appear in this report only because they are considered essential to the objective of the document.
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Topics: research, infrastructure, pavements and materials
Keywords: research, infrastructure, pavements and materials, Acrylic waterborne paint, Durability, Environmental impacts, Pavement markings, Retroreflectivity, State bidding procedures, Wider edge lines
TRT Terms: research, facilities, transportation, highway facilities, roads, parts of roads, pavements