Pavement Markings are an important facet to all intersections, both for way finding as well as pedestrian safety. Kolbe Striping offers all types of pavement markings applicable for use in intersections, and encourages right sizing the product to the application.
Methyl Methacrylate (MMA)
Relatively new in the marketplace, MMA has grown to be the go to product in difficult traffic situations where longevity and/or color delineation is necessary, both for long line and intersection markings.
Markings can be applied in almost any color necessary, as well as the basic white for way finding and pedestrian crosswalks. As color delineation becomes increasingly necessary (such as toll lanes, HOV lanes, bike lanes, etc), this product is easily adaptable to any substrate, as well as in any weather.
MMA can be sprayed or rolled onto the surface and provides a lasting mark with reflectivity through a bead specifically designed for the product.
Preformed Thermoplastic is a trusted product as the go to in intersection pavement markings.
Several hundreds of different shapes and types are available to meet any need or use, including arrows, only's, crosswalk bars, stop bars, bike people (for bike lane designation), lettering, logos of any type and design, and detectable warnings.
Preformed plastic usage has grown over the years as it stands up to traffic and weather well, while providing a reflectivity that is unmatched in the product marketplace.
Preformed plastic comes in several different types as well as uses, including intersection markings (turn arrows, stop bars, cross walks).
It is not recommended to use Preformed Plastic in areas that have high traffic volumes that may be turning on the marking, or in areas where there is a lot of truck traffic.
Intersections not requiring a more durable product for high traffic usually benefit from having markings placed in paint only. Using these products allows our clients to meet compliance requirements, while meeting the needs with an economical, yet safe product.
Once the product has been placed in the specified area, beads are applied to ensure night time reflectivity for the traveling public, as well as the pedestrians that may use the crosswalks and markings.
As these markings wear, it's important to revisit the area to ensure the marking is meeting the minimum requirements necessary for what it was designed.