Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems. Topic 39-13. Pavement Marking Warranty Specifications

<strong><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; TEXT-ALIGN: center; mso-layout-grid-align: none" align="center"><span style="COLOR: black"><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman"><o:p></o:p></font></font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; mso-hyphenate: none" align="left"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Times; LETTER-SPACING: -0.1pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Times"><font size="3">There are several methods for measuring the performance of a pavement marking, including binder and bead materials, thickness, width, retroreflectivity, presence, and color.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Of these, retroreflectivity has become the primary measure of pavement marking quality.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Maintaining marking retroreflectivity is an important need for driver safety.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>As well, FHWA has indicated that they will soon explore rulemaking initiatives to establish minimum levels for marking retroreflectivity.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Marking retroreflectivity, presence, and color are affected by many different factors, including marking material, initial installation quality, volume of traffic and vehicle mix, environmental conditions, and number of snowplow events.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Because markings are an on-site manufactured product, there can be, and often is, tremendous variability in the quality of markings.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>This variability in initial installation quality, combined with the variable aspects of factors that affect the life of the marking once installed, increases the demand on a DOT to monitor pavement marking quality so that it meets the needs of road users and state and/or national performance requirements (such as minimum retroreflectivity). </font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Times; LETTER-SPACING: -0.1pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Times"><font size="3">Pavement marking warranty specifications provide an option to shift the responsibility for maintaining marking quality and performance from the owner to the contractor / manufacturer.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>In a typical warranty specification, the contractor or manufacturer are responsible for maintaining a minimum performance level for all the markings on a roadway or group of roadways for some specific period of time, often three to five years.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Even though such warranty contracts have been used to a limited extent, there is a need to gather and synthesize information on this subject.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span><o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.6in; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; mso-hyphenate: none; mso-para-margin-left: 3.6gd; tab-stops: -1.0in -.5in 0in 30.0pt 66.0pt 102.0pt 2.0in 2.5in 3.0in 3.5in 4.0in 4.5in 5.0in 5.5in 6.0in 6.5in 7.0in 7.5in" align="left"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Times; LETTER-SPACING: -0.1pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Times"><o:p><font size="3"> </font></o:p></span></p></strong>

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  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $30000.00
  • 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

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

    Williams, Jon

  • Performing Organizations:

    Markow, Michael J., Consultant

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  • Principal Investigators:

    Markow, Michael

  • Start Date: 20071101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 16914

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464567
  • 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 2:45PM