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South Dakota Department of Transportation
Pavement Marking Cost Effectiveness Study
Jon Becker, South Dakota Department of Transportation
1/1/1900 - 1/1/1900
At certain times of the year, inadequate pavement markings exist on some sections of State Trunk Highways. Various factors contribute to this condition such as: varying surface types, average daily traffic (ADT), snow and ice removal operations, highway geometry, environmental concerns (lead and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and normal deterioration due to climatic conditions.
1 To investigate and summarize the result of pavement marking research completed within the last five years on portland cement concrete and asphalt concrete highway surfaces in locations with climatic conditions and traffic volumes similar to South Dakota.
2 To select and observe the installation of various pavement marking systems and monitor their performance.
3 To determine the most cost and safety effective systems appropriate for various traffic ADT's in South Dakota.
1 Review and summarize relevant literature.
2 Identify pavement marking systems with greatest potential for use in South Dakota.
3 Select a minimum of four test sites for installation of pavement marking systems. Asphalt and concrete test sections should be selected for urban and rural conditions.
4 Observe installation of pavement marking systems at selected sites.
5 Monitor state applied test sections and collect pertinent data.
6 Evaluate performance of selected pavement marking systems.
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