Airport Paint Study Implementation Evaluation

Airport runways are marked with white paint and taxiways with yellow paint to allow pilots to easily identify where to land. NHDOT completed a research study, Project 15680J, in 2015 to identify the cause of staining of paint at airports. Project 15680J determined that iron oxides in the pavement aggregate were discoloring the paint making the white paint appear yellow and, therefore, made it more difficult for pilots to distinguish the runway from the taxiway, which could lead to extremely unsafe conditions. The objective of this project is to evaluate performance of the recommended paint. Laconia Airport has experienced the paint staining. The recommended paint will be installed during the summer 2017 and this project will evaluate the paint for two complete years to determine the effectiveness of the treatment.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $36,434
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New Hampshire Department of Transportation

    John O. Morton Building
    P.O. Box 483
    Concord, NH  United States  03302-0483
  • Project Managers:

    Scholz, Ann

  • Performing Organizations:

    Jacobs Engineering Group

    Corvallis, OR  United States  97330
  • Start Date: 20171001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200331
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01648545
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: New Hampshire Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 26962T
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 2017 11:22AM