Comparison of Highway Striping Materials: Installation Report

Report No: 80-R24

Published in 1980

About the report:

This study has been undertaken to investigate problems relating to the durability of highway striping materials used by the Department. The research is limited to an evaluation of the durability and retroreflectance characteristics of selected paints, thermoplastics, and preformed tapes recommended by the Materials Division for use as centerline and edgeline striping. The report details the installation procedure only. A final report giving the results and conclusions will be submitted upon completion of the field tests.

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.


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Frank D. Shepard

Last updated: January 25, 2024

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