Color Effectiveness of Yellow Pavement Marking Materials

The objective of this research it to develop recommendations on day and night colore limits to assist agencies in properly specifying materials and in characterizing color to achieve satisfactory performance. In developing these recommendations, it will be necessary (1) to identify the relationship between material specifications and color appearance, (2) to determine the characteristics that allow drivers to accurately distinguish between yellow and white markings for both day and night, and (3) to determine if the color of existing pavement marking materials in the field meet driver needs.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 5-18

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC    20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Niessner, Charles

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Iowa, Iowa City

    102 Church Street
    Iowa City, IA  USA  52242
  • Principal Investigators:

    Schnell, Thomas

  • Start Date: 20021106
  • Actual Completion Date: 20070630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 7418

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01460948
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 5-18
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:35PM