PROPOSED REVISION 1 OF THE 2009 MUTCD - MAINTAINING MINIMUM RETROREFLECTIVITY OF LONGITUDINAL PAVEMENT MARKINGS
On April 22, 2010, a Notice of Proposed Amendments was published in the Federal Register, proposing to revise the 2009 MUTCD by adding Standards, Guidance, Options, and Support information regarding maintaining minimum retroreflectivity of longitudinal pavement markings. The proposed revisions would establish a uniform minimum level of nighttime pavement marking performance based on the visibility needs of nighttime drivers, to promote safety, enhance traffic operations, and facilitate comfort and convenience for all drivers, including older drivers.
The deadline for comments to the docket was August 20, 2010. The FHWA is currently reviewing the docket comments received.
Additional information regarding pavement markings retroreflectivity, including pertinent research and the two documents listed below, may be viewed on the FHWA Office of Safety's Nighttime Visibility Web site:
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United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration