Investigating the Necessity and Prioritizing Pavement Markings on Low Volume Roads

The State of Virginia has investigated the value of lane markings on low volume (< 3000 vpd) and narrow (< 20') roads. Their findings indicated that the presence of centerline or edge pavement markings on these roads did nothing to make these roads safer. This project contains two steps: (1) review existing research (Virginia and others) on the value of pavement markings and the current practices of pavement marking maintenance; and (2) develop a program/tool to help local agencies prioritize pavement marking maintenance when operating within the constraints of a limited budget.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $71475
  • Contract Numbers:

    99004 WO#26

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155
  • Project Managers:

    Amiri, Farideh

  • Performing Organizations:

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Institute for Transportation Studies
    2711 S. Loop Drive, Suite 4700, Program for Sustainable Pavement Engineering and Research (PROSPER)
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8864
  • Principal Investigators:

    Veneziano, David

  • Start Date: 20160616
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01607916
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 99004 WO#26
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2016 3:22PM