Extending the Life of Paint and Reflective Pavement Markers by Utilizing Partial Rubber Plow Blades

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) maintenance would like to evaluate the effectiveness of a partial rubber snow plow blades. Partial rubber snow plow blades are currently available as an alternative to full metal blades. The hypotheses of this study is that the partial rubber blade will cause less damage to the pavement markings and the raised pavement markers, but provide somewhat less effective snow removal than the steel carbide blade. The purpose of this study is to conduct a limited study to evaluate the decrease in damage and snow removal performance of the partial rubber plow blade verses the traditional steel carbide blade.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

      Purdue University
      1284 Civil Engineering Building, Room 4154
      West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
    • Principal Investigators:

      Harris, Dwayne

    • Start Date: 20111201
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20140930
    • Source Data: RiP Project 32617

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01552956
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Indiana Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR-3619
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Feb 7 2015 1:00AM