Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems. Topic 42-12. Successful Programs to Manage Traffic Sign Retroreflectivity

On December 21, 2007, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) revised the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) to establish maintenance criteria (minimum retroreflectivity) for traffic sign retroreflectivity. This revision included compliance dates by which agencies must establish a maintenance method and meet traffic sign retroreflectivity criteria. The Final Rule became effective Jan 2008, with an implementation date for a maintenance management method by Jan 2012. There are some state programs that were begun before the new requirement. Other proactive agencies are now gaining experience and expertise maintaining sign retroreflectivity. It is understood that, while there has been limited progress among the states for this topic, it is important to capture what has been done and what is planned, to help all the states grapple with the requirement.

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Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $35000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis

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

    Williams, Jon

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Start Date: 20100701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 26250

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463946
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:33PM