The "County" Retroreflective Raised Pavement Marker ("County Marker")

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Researchers
Lauren Fecteau
Engineering Supervisor
Lindsey Willman
Undergraduate Student, Civil Engineering
Vincent Morello
Undergraduate Student, Civil engineering
Dean Papajohn
Associate Professor of Practice, Civil engineering
Garrett Anderson
Undergraduate student, Mining & Civil Engineering
Seth Chalmers
Division Manager, Traffic Eng. Division
Managed By
Robert Sleeper
Licensing Manager (520) 626-4604

Title: The “County” Retroreflective Raised Pavement Marker (“County Marker”)

 

Invention: The invention, known as the County Marker, is an innovative variation on the retroreflective raised pavement marker (RRPM). The unique design features two yellow retroreflectors that produce a double yellow signal when viewed at night. The design can serve as a no passing zone line.

 

Background: Standard RRPMs are currently on the outside of the double yellow lines and may be used as a substitute to separate opposite directions of traffic. RRPMs have value in guiding drivers and increasing safety. The Federal Highway Administration has proposed new rules on pavement markings in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, presenting an opportunity for the County Marker to enter the market.

 

Applications:

  • Traffic control products
  • Professional pavement products
  • Traffic safety industry

 

Advantages:

  • Saves money by using one RRPM for both passing and no passing zones on highways
  • Increases efficiency and saves time when constructing roads

 

Licensing Manager:

Bob Sleeper

RobertS@tla.arizona.edu

(520) 626-4604