Waimanalo, Hawaii

Pavement Marking 101: How, Why & Where They Go May 18, 2017

Waimanalo, Koolaupoko
Pavement Marking 101: How, Why & Where They Go, Koolaupoko, Hawaii

Yellow lines, dotted white lines, red lines—Travel down any city street or sidewalk, and the stripes are everywhere. Have you ever wondered who decides why and where the pavement markings will go? Pacific Striping in Honolulu, HI, is the go-to source for top-quality striping on a wide range of business-to-business (B2B) projects, new structures, homeowner association assignments, and restriping jobs.

The decision to implement most pavement markings typically starts with a state’s transportation department. In fact, all pavement markings overseen by these agencies in and outside the continental United States must conform to guidelines in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).

From curbs and barricades to islands and roundabouts, the striping is used to regulate traffic volume, establish road widths, and indicate whether bridges are present, among other purposes. Striping can be applied based on the condition of the pavement and the type of street or highway.

State transportation agencies also have the authority to determine the type of material that will be used for pavement markings. These include paint, epoxy, and thermoplastic. Choosing the appropriate material to use is based on MUTCD guidelines.

pavement markingThere are four standard colors for pavement markings. Blue is used to delineate parking for disabled persons and hospitals. Red marks roads and other areas that are not allowed to be used or entered. White pavement striping is used to define traffic that flows in the same direction. Yellow lines have a number of uses, including marking a road’s left edges on one-way highways, divided highways, ramps, and any separation point for traffic going in opposite directions.

Pacific Striping’s team of professional technicians have the expertise and specialty equipment to apply pavement markings for large projects such as shopping mall parking lots as well as smaller jobs such as one-time signage. Need restriping to refresh worn or missing markings? You can also count on the locally owned company to get the job done right the first time!

To learn more about how pavement markings can make your business safe, secure, and inviting, call Pacific Striping today at (808) 859-3664 to arrange an on-site consultation and free estimate. For your convenience, the company serves all of Oahu. Visit the website for more information on available services.

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