Next Generation Retro-Reflective Beads for Traffic Paints

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(024)
Lead Organization: New Hampshire Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Dec 19, 2001
Solicitation Number: 21
Partners: CO, CT, FL, IN, MDOT SHA, ME, NHDOT, NJ, VT
Contractor(s): University of New Hampshire
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Aug 03, 2009
Contract End Date: Sep 30, 2003
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $230,000.00
Total Commitments Received: $280,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Glenn Roberts
Glenn.Roberts@dot.nh.gov
Phone: 603-271-3151
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Colorado Department of Transportation 2002 $25,000.00 Skip Outcalt Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2003 $25,000.00 Skip Outcalt Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2002 $20,000.00 John Micali James Sime 860-258-0309 james.sime@ct.gov
Florida Department of Transportation 2002 $30,000.00 Philip Lancaster Richard Long 850-414-4617 richardc.long@dot.state.fl.us
Indiana Department of Transportation 2002 $25,000.00 Gary Bowser Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Maine Department of Transportation 2002 $20,000.00 Dan Robbins Dale Peabody 207- 624-3305 Dale.Peabody@maine.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2002 $20,000.00 Gil Rushton Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
New Hampshire Department of Transportation 2002 $75,000.00 Bill Lambert Glenn Roberts 603-271-3151 Glenn.Roberts@dot.nh.gov
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2002 $20,000.00 Michael Davis Edward Kondrath 609-530-2058 Ed.Kondrath@dot.state.nj.us
Vermont Agency of Transportation 2002 $20,000.00 Craig Graham Craig Graham 802-828-6920 craig.graham@state.vt.us

Objectives

To develop traffic markings with improved long-term retro-reflectivity through the use of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) beads instead of glass beads. The long-term durability is improved because the PMMA beads will be chemically bonded to the paint system, rather than relying on adhesion forces, as do the silanized glass beads used in current markings. If the study is successful, the results will have wide spread application and will have the potential to increase safety. The project will include the measurement of the retro-reflectivity of current traffic paint to offer a rational comparison with the next generation of bead.

Comments

Active.

Subjects: Highway Operations, Capacity, and Traffic Control Materials and Construction

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Final Report Final for Publish.pdf Final Report Public

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Next Generation Retro-Reflective Beads for Traffic Paints

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(024)
Lead Organization: New Hampshire Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Dec 19, 2001
Solicitation Number: 21
Partners: CO, CT, FL, IN, MDOT SHA, ME, NHDOT, NJ, VT
Contractor(s): University of New Hampshire
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Aug 03, 2009
Contract End Date: Sep 30, 2003
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $230,000.00
Total Commitments Received: $280,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Glenn Roberts
Glenn.Roberts@dot.nh.gov
Phone: 603-271-3151
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Colorado Department of Transportation 2002 $25,000.00 Skip Outcalt Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2003 $25,000.00 Skip Outcalt Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2002 $20,000.00 John Micali James Sime 860-258-0309 james.sime@ct.gov
Florida Department of Transportation 2002 $30,000.00 Philip Lancaster Richard Long 850-414-4617 richardc.long@dot.state.fl.us
Indiana Department of Transportation 2002 $25,000.00 Gary Bowser Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Maine Department of Transportation 2002 $20,000.00 Dan Robbins Dale Peabody 207- 624-3305 Dale.Peabody@maine.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2002 $20,000.00 Gil Rushton Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
New Hampshire Department of Transportation 2002 $75,000.00 Bill Lambert Glenn Roberts 603-271-3151 Glenn.Roberts@dot.nh.gov
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2002 $20,000.00 Michael Davis Edward Kondrath 609-530-2058 Ed.Kondrath@dot.state.nj.us
Vermont Agency of Transportation 2002 $20,000.00 Craig Graham Craig Graham 802-828-6920 craig.graham@state.vt.us

Study Description

Objectives

To develop traffic markings with improved long-term retro-reflectivity through the use of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) beads instead of glass beads. The long-term durability is improved because the PMMA beads will be chemically bonded to the paint system, rather than relying on adhesion forces, as do the silanized glass beads used in current markings. If the study is successful, the results will have wide spread application and will have the potential to increase safety. The project will include the measurement of the retro-reflectivity of current traffic paint to offer a rational comparison with the next generation of bead.

Comments

Active.

Subjects: Highway Operations, Capacity, and Traffic Control Materials and Construction

Title File/Link Type Private
Final Report Final for Publish.pdf Final Report Public
No document attached.

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