On-Going Evaluation of Traffic Control Devices

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Author(s):

P.J. Carlson, R.P. Bligh, A.M. Pike, J.D. Miles, W.L. Menges, S.C. Paulus

Publication Date:

September 2010

Abstract:

This project was established to provide a means of conducting small scale research activities on an as needed basis so that the results could be available within months of starting the specific research. This report summarizes the small-scale research activities that were conducted between September 2008 and August 2009. There were four primary activities and two secondary activities. The four primary activities were: developing a temporary sign support with cross bracing, providing technical support on an AASHTO retroreflective sign sheeting material specification, conducting human factors research on sign sheeting materials, and monitoring lead-free pavement marking test deck performance. In addition, the researchers also provided support for hurricane evacuation routing and started a research activity focused on identifying traffic signs with supplemental light emitting diodes (LEDs).This project was established to provide a means of conducting small-scale research activities on an as needed basis so that the results could be available within months of starting the specific research. This report summarizes the small-scale research activities that were conducted between September 2008 and August 2009. There were four primary activities and two secondary activities. The four primary activities were: developing a temporary sign support with cross bracing, providing technical support on an AASHTO retroreflective sign sheeting material specification, conducting human factors research on sign sheeting materials, and monitoring lead-free pavement marking test deck performance. In addition, the researchers also provided support for hurricane evacuation routing and started a research activity focused on identifying traffic signs with supplemental light emitting diodes (LEDs).

Report Number:

0-6384-1

Keywords:

Traffic Control Devices, Retroreflective Sign Sheeting, Hurricane Evacuation, Pavement Marking, Crash Test, Temporary Sign Support

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Document/Product: http://tti.tamu.edu/documents/0-6384-1.pdf

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