Who Should Attend
Traffic engineers, technicians, public works directors, street supervisors, inspectors, those who apply markings, those involved in sign maintenance and anyone involved in traffic safety.
This workshop provides an overview of pavement markings, including their purpose in terms of driver needs, common types of marking materials, marking applications (including lines and symbol markings), and operations and maintenance issues. Topics covered include:
- Purpose of Pavement Markings
- Pavement Marking Materials
- Pavement Marking Applications: Lines
- Pavement Marking Applications: Word and Symbol Markings
- Operations and Maintenance
In addition to pavement markings, traffic signs provide an important means of communicating information to road users. Since drivers cannot see as many visual cues at night as they can during the day, this places greater reliance on signs and other traffic control devices. To provide nighttime sign visibility, most signs are made from retroreflective sheeting. Retroreflectivity is the property of a material that re-directs light back to the originating source. Participants will be “walked through” the assessment techniques available for conducting sign maintenance with respect to retroreflectivity.
Specific objectives of the retroreflectivity workshop are to:
- Review the MUTCD retroreflectivity requirements
- Understand sign inspection methods that can be used to evaluate sign retroreflectivity in compliance with the requirements
- Learn traffic sign inspection techniques that can assess sign retroreflectivity