Development of a Sign Sheeting Sampling Protocol for the Determination of Service Life of Traffic Signs

The objective of this project is to conduct a statewide review of sign appearance, color and color contrast ratio, and retroreflectivity to identify the deterioration rate of sign sheeting colors and types. Study will cover street and traffic signs for Rural, State and Federal streets. Colors considered for this study will be Red, White, Green and Blue signs. With this information, the project will develop a Predictive Model for Sign Sheeting service life based on its location, type, color and other parameters identified in the study. Based on findings, propose specification and Maintenance Rating Program (MRP) evaluation modifications to maximize cost effectiveness.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $248127.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV24 977-13

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      605 Suwannee Street
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Tillander, Trey

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Central Florida, Orlando

      P.O. Box 25000
      Orlando, FL  United States  32816
    • Principal Investigators:

      Oloufa, Amr

    • Start Date: 20150608
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20170228
    • Source Data: RiP Project 39771

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01566089
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV24 977-13
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jun 10 2015 1:01AM