Evaluating the Effectiveness of Temporary Work Zone Pavement Marking Products

Work zones by nature present transitions, shifts, and changes to motorists' expectations. Given these conditions, providing proper guidance to motorists is critical. With respect to pavement markings, the challenge is to provide sufficient markings, but in a temporary setting. A variety of pavement marking products are currently in use within work zones; however, their effectiveness and costs can vary widely. This research will evaluate the effectiveness of removable pavement marking products in terms of daytime presence, nighttime retroreflectivity, wet retroreflectivity, durability, and removability.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Smart Work Zone Deployment Initiative

    ,   United States 

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010
  • Performing Organizations:

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Institute for Transportation Studies
    2711 S. Loop Drive, Suite 4700, Program for Sustainable Pavement Engineering and Research (PROSPER)
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8864
  • Principal Investigators:

    Smadi, Omar

    Hawkins, Neal

  • Start Date: 20080701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20091231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 22962

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462029
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:56PM