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Pavement Markings – Implementation Tools

Documents and Videos:

The documents and videos below contain information that agencies may find useful for implementing pavement marking retroreflectivity methods.

  • Methods for Maintaining Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity, FHWA-SA-22-028
    This 2022 report provides technical guidance on methods for maintaining pavement marking retroreflectivity in accordance with the MUTCD. [Publication No. FHWA-SA-22-028]

  • Minimum Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity - Executive Overview
    The intent of this video is to provide a high-level overview of the Retroreflective Pavement Marking Final Rule for senior and executive leaders of agencies so that they are aware that they need to take certain actions to determine the impact of the final rule on their operations and budget in preparation for compliance.

  • Minimum Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity - Practitioner Video
    The intent of this video is to provide details about the final rule to federal, state, local, and tribal practitioners, and how to comply with the requirements. To help practitioners understand the key points of the rulemaking, decide which roads on the system the rule applies to, what methods are available to them to implement the rule, and what constitutes compliance with the final rule. This video is meant to accompany the final rule, not to substitute for it

  • NTPEP Pavement Marking Materials Data Mine
    The National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP) provides cost-effective evaluations by eliminating the need for duplication of testing. Pavement Marking Materials are one of the products evaluated by NTPEP. This site provides access to status and results of evaluations.

  • For information about traffic control devices and the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), other than visibility or retroreflectivity, please see FHWA's MUTCD website.


11th Edition of the MUTCD coverpage


September 1, 2022 Final Rule Webinar   Passcode: V=nj*f0*

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