The objective of this study is to find the most cost-effective durable marking material to provide long-lasting stop bars and crossbars. Three materials were tested: 1) 3M Stamark tape, 2) Prismo preformed tape, and 3) extruded thermoplastic. The evaluation concerned the durability, reflectivity, and appearance of the materials. Test installations have been in place for about 18 months, and this interim report summarizes findings for that period. The evaluation will continue for another 18 months, and recommendations will be presented in a final report.
Based on current evaluations, the extruded thermoplastic material would be considered the most cost-effective material for crosswalk and stopbar installations.
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Agent, Kenneth R. and Pigman, Jerry G., "Evaluation of Durable Crosswalk and Stopbar Marking Materials (Interim Report)" (1984). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 675.