Planning, Developing and Implementing the Iowa Pavement Marking Management System (IPMMS)

Selection of the most cost effective pavement marking system in a given situation depends on three main factors: 1) retroreflectivity, 2) durability and 3) cost. Several subordinate factors stem from these, such as type of road surface, volume of traffic, orientation with respect to traffic, quality control at the time of installation, winter sanding and snow removal practices, schedule of pavement maintenance activities, and inconvenience experienced by the traveling public during installation. In general, conventional paints are used in areas having low traffic volumes and infrequent winter maintenance; products of higher durability are used in areas having more traffic and more instances of sanding and plowing. Efforts are underway in other states to improve the cost effectiveness of pavement marking programs. This includes collecting and storing retroreflectivity data, developing contracts that include warranty specifications, and investigating ways to develop a pavement marking management system. This project is aimed at development of an Iowa pavement marking management system (IPMMS).

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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Midwest Transportation Consortium

    Iowa State University
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
  • Start Date: 20040601
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 19325

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01560219
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Midwest Transportation Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 1
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Apr 10 2015 1:00AM