The objective of the study is to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of available marking materials by means of field tests and to develop a policy for material selection of lane delineation based on these tests. Materials tested included: 100 percent solid epoxy paint, polyester paint, extruded thermoplastic, 3M Stamark tape, 3M Bisymmetric tape, EPOFLEX, solvent epoxy paint, and chlorinated rubber paint. Most test installations have been in place for over two years, and this interim report summarizes findings for that period. The evaluation will continue for another 18 months with recommendations presented in a final report.
Based on current data, expanded use is warranted for: 1) polyester paint on lower volume asphalt roadways and 2) extruded thermoplastic on higher volume asphalt highways with lighting.
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Agent, Kenneth R. and Pigman, Jerry G., "Evaluation of Durable Lane Delineation Materials (Interim Report)" (1984). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 677.