Evaluation of traffic control devices : year 3

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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 research activities that were conducted between September 2010 and August 2011. There were five primary activities and five secondary activities. The five primary activities were evaluating nighttime visibility along rural highways with bright signs, continuing the evaluation of lead-free thermoplastic pavement markings, evaluating contrast pavement marking layouts, continuing the evaluation of accelerated pavement marking test decks, and providing district support for hurricane evacuation routing. In addition, the researchers also started to evaluated criteria for setting 80 mph and 85 mph speed limits, evaluated bridge clearance signing, narrowed the focus of a rotational sign sheeting study, provided technical support for the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), and provided technical support for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) sign sheeting specification.

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Location(s): United States - Texas
Creation Date: March 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Texas State Publications
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Publisher Info:
Publisher Info: Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A & M University System
Place of Publication: College Station, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: March 2012
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United States - Texas
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Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Description:

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 research activities that were conducted between September 2010 and August 2011. There were five primary activities and five secondary activities. The five primary activities were evaluating nighttime visibility along rural highways with bright signs, continuing the evaluation of lead-free thermoplastic pavement markings, evaluating contrast pavement marking layouts, continuing the evaluation of accelerated pavement marking test decks, and providing district support for hurricane evacuation routing. In addition, the researchers also started to evaluated criteria for setting 80 mph and 85 mph speed limits, evaluated bridge clearance signing, narrowed the focus of a rotational sign sheeting study, provided technical support for the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), and provided technical support for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) sign sheeting specification.

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"Published: March 2012."

Includes bibliographical references.

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xi, 113 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.

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Keyword(s): Traffic Control Devices | Retroreflective Sign Sheeting | Hurricance Evacuation | Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity | Contrast Marking
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Added Title: Traffic control device evaluation and development program
Series Title: Technical report (Texas Transportation Institute)
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Texas State Publications
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: txcs-0010
  • OCLC: 785941725 |
  • TXDOC: T1311.7 R311 NO.9-1001-2
  • REP-NO: 9-1001-2
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth281769
Resource Type: Report
Format: Text