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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-06-0001
Project Name:   Report to Congress on Pavement Marking Demonstration Project: Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, Section 1907
Project Status:   Completed
Start Date:  March 22, 2006
End Date:  December 30, 2011
Contact Information
Last Name:  Andersen
First Name:  Carl K
Telephone:  202-493-3366
E-mail:  carl.andersen@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Safety Research and Development
Team:   Roadway Team [HRDS-10]
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Roadway Departure
Project Description:   This research project will evaluate the durability and cost effectiveness of alternative pavement marking materials, the impact of wider edge lines on driver performance and safety, and the environmental impact of alternative pavement marking materials. The plan is to submit the report to the U.S. Congress by June 2009, and conduct additional field data collection and analysis through 2010.
Goals:   Evaluation of alternative pavement marking systems.
Field Test:   Pavement marking test decks in Anchorage, Alaska; Tusculum, Tennessee; and Nashville, Tennessee. Curve safety evaluation at various rural sites in Tennessee.
Product Type:   Other
Research report
Test Methodology:   Test methodologies and approaches that will be used include a literature review (the environmental impacts), a survey of State departments of transportation (a cost analysis), test decks (durability), a human factors' evaluation, and retrospective analyses (the impact of wider edge lines).
Other Information:   The draft report was submitted to the U.S. Congress on April 13, 2009. The final research report is due June 30, 2011.
Expected Benefits:   The benefit is in determining the safety and environmental impacts and cost effectiveness of different pavement marking systems, and the effects of State bidding and procurement processes on the quality of pavement-marking material employed in highway projects.
Deliverables: 1. Name: Report to the U.S. Congress (June 2009).
Product Type(s): Research report, Other
Description: A report to the U.S. Congress on the results of the demonstration projects.
Publication URL(s):
2. Name: Final report.
Product Type(s): Research report
Description: A final research report on the conduct of the pavement marking demonstration projects and findings.
FHWA Topics:   Safety--Visibility and Retroflectivity
TRT Terms:   Road Markings
Edge Lines
Environmental Impacts
Contract Administration
FHWA Disciplines:   Safety
Subject Areas:   Environment
Safety and Human Factors


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