Suitability of Different Materials Used for Road Marking: A ReviewAuthor/Presenter: Rehman, Sheikh Azhar U; Duggal, A.K
Road surface marking is any kind of device or material that is used on a road surface in order to convey official information. They can also be applied in other facilities used by vehicles to mark parking spaces or designate areas for other uses. Various types of materials such as Traffic paints, Thermoplastics, Preformed tapes, Epoxy, polyster can be used for pavement marking. The aim of this work is to study various types of road markings available and ascertain the extent of usage of each type and to compare the economy vis-í -vis suitability of these materials in terms of service life, skid resistance, day time luminance and night time reflectivity on different types of roads. The roads of Chandigarh region in North India is taken as a test site. It is also necessary to study the performance w.r.t aging for various types of road marking and examine the adequacy of the IRC specifications w.r.t. various road types and recommend/ suggest modifications if any.