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Title:Evaluating Pavement Markings on Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) and Various Asphalt Surfaces: Results of Year 1, 2, 3, and 4 Data Collection (Includes Illinois Department of Transportation Pavement Marking Guide)
Author(s):Dwyer, Carmine E.; Vavrik, William R.; Becker, Rachel L.
Subject(s):Pavement marking
Pavement marking durability
Pavement marking performance
Pavement marking selection guide
Portland cement concrete
Hot-mix asphalt
Abstract:The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) uses a variety of different pavement marking systems and has experienced a wide range of pavement marking performance. In an effort to maximize marking performance and to optimize marking selection, IDOT initiated a research project to evaluate the performance of all currently approved marking types to develop a pavement marking selection guide based on performance results. The purpose of this project is to evaluate the performance of pavement markings on both portland cement concrete (PCC) and hot-mix asphalt (HMA) pavements over a period of four years. Field investigations were conducted to gather data on the durability and visibility of markings and the compatibility between markings and pavement materials. From the results of the study and a life-cycle cost analysis, Applied Research Associates (ARA) developed a pavement marking selection guide. Because the successful performance of a marking depends largely on controlling many variables during the installation of the marking, this guide includes pavement marking installation inspection methods for use by IDOT inspectors.
Issue Date:2013-12
Publisher:Illinois Center for Transportation
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:FHWA-ICT-13-033, Project R27-077
Rights Information:No restrictions. This document is available to the public through the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-12-11

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