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PowerPoint Presentation - Automated Roadway Pavement Marker Placement System

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Slide 1 – An Automated Roadway Pavement Marker Placement System

Project Team: Stay Alert Safety Services, Detail Technologies, and Illinois Institute of Technology

Award: $499,277

picture of the prototype automated roadway pavement marker placement system


Slide 2 – What Is It?

The Automated Roadway Pavement Marker Placement System automates the installation of raised pavement markers on roadways.

Stack up markers

Hit the road

Apply adhesive

Place marker


Slide 3 – Need

  • Traffic delays and vehicle crashes at work zones have resulted in significant economic consequences
  • Manual installation of roadway pavement markers is one of the most dangerous activities in the industry

Anticipated advantages to conventional practice:

  • Removes workers from exposure to traffic
  • Reduces congestion by requiring less stoppage on highway
  • Cost savings from reduced labor and accelerated installation cycle time

Slide 4 – Planned Refinements

Improved marker delivery system.
Improved marker delivery system
Enhanced adhesive subsystem.
Enhanced adhesive subsystem
Redesigned pallet subsystem.
Redesigned pallet subsystem
Improved hydraulic cylinder.
Improved hydraulic cylinder
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