The objective of this study was to summarize the nationwide experience pertaining to various lane delineation methods. The usage, cost, and problems associated with each alternative could then be analyzed for the purpose of determining an optimum marking program. A survey of the methods of lane delineation used across the United States was done by means of a questionnaire sent to each state. Responses were received from 46 states. Most of the information dealt with the following lane delineation methods: raised pavement markers, pavement tape, thermoplastic markings, and paint and beads.

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