Evaluation of Quick-Drying Pavement Striping Materials for Stop Lines and Crosswalks

Report No: 75-R58

Published in 1975

About the report:

New pavement marking materials and systems are continuously being introduced with claims of improvements in durability and reflectivity, as well as cost advantages. Because of the potential for savings through the use of a new system of pavement striping utilizing traffic paint and a sand/bead mixture, research was undertaken to compare the system with the striping procedure and materials presently used by the Department for transverse markings. Based on the results of this study, the proposed new system of pavement striping offers no advantages over the striping materials and procedures presently used, therefore, the Department should continue its present striping program for crosswalks and stop lines using the instant-dry powders.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


  • Frank D. Shepard

Last updated: February 5, 2024

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