Highway Pavement Markings: Types, Materials, and Benefits

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01. Pavement Markings Introduction

Highway pavement markings play a crucial role in guiding traffic, ensuring the safe and organized movement of vehicles, and maintaining the proper functioning of the road network. They are subjected to various challenges such as high vehicle speeds, heavy traffic volume, exposure to harsh weather conditions, and the constant wear caused by vehicle impact. This necessitates strict performance requirements for highway pavement markings.

02. What is special about Highway Safety Markings?

Highway pavement markings encompass various elements, including solid lines, dashed lines, lane edge lines, lane dividers, entrance and exit markings, guide arrows, turning and edge lines.

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  • Advantages: Mature technology, cost and time savings, compatibility with existing equipment, and high cost-effectiveness. Used in over 80% of Chinese highways, it offers a warranty of up to two years.
  • Disadvantages: Slightly lower durability, complex application process requiring specialized equipment and melting pots.
  • Advantages: Easy application, environmental friendliness, good weather resistance, no heating required, high reflectivity, slow degradation. Recommended for highways with a warranty period of three years or more.
  • Disadvantages: Higher cost, specialized equipment and skilled labor required, temperature constraints, longer drying times.

03. Types of Highway Road Markings | Pros & Cons

Choosing the right road marking solution is crucial for highway safety and efficiency. Consider performance, durability, environmental impact, application characteristics, and equipment requirements when selecting between thermoplastic markings and two-component road markings for highway safety markings. 

04. Highway Pavement Markings Equipments

Hydraulic thermoplastic kettle, electric-driven thermoplastic line marking machine, hand-pushed thermoplastic line marking machine, self-propelled raised oscillating line marking machine, hand-pushed raised oscillating line marking machine. Additional equipment includes grinding machines, layout marking machines, primer application vehicles, and two-component spray, scrape, or oscillating line marking machines.

For two-component road marking, equipment varies depending on the specific application, including spray marking machines, oscillating screed integrated machines, cast marking machines, and raised oscillating road marking machines.

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Theoretical usage of high-visibility reflective thermoplastic road marking paint can be calculated based on the area and recommended application rate. For example, one ton (40 bags) of paint covers an area of approximately 180m², with a standard thickness of 1.8mm and a line width of 0.2m. Retouching is typically needed every 1-2 years.

For two-component road marking paint, the quantity depends on the density, area, and desired thickness. Retouching intervals are usually every 2-3 years.

05. Highway Traffic Control Markings Best Practice

For detailed information on specific marking methods, refer to GB 5768.3-2009 “Road Traffic Signs and Markings – Part 3: Road Markings,” which outlines classification, colors, shapes, characters, graphics, dimensions, and general requirements for road markings.

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Import Highway Pavement Marking System & Supplies

Highway pavement marking plays a vital role in ensuring safety, guiding drivers, and maintaining traffic order. By considering the specific requirements of highway markings and choosing the appropriate materials and equipment, highway authorities can enhance visibility, durability, and the overall quality of pavement markings. Adhering to industry standards, such as GB 5768.3-2009 for road traffic signs and markings, will ensure compliance with the general requirements regarding classification, colors, shapes, characters, graphics, and dimensions of road markings.

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