St. Paul, MN 55144-1000


About 3M

3M is working on the science of safer roads. With over 75 years of experience in transportation safety, 3M has developed products that help people get home safely, including retroreflective traffic sign and license plate sheeting, lane markings with wet reflective technology, and fluorescent signing materials.   The 3M Connected Roads team is helping to lead the way in developing the roadway of the future by providing advanced lane markings and signing products to facilitate the long-term transition to connected automated vehicles.


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St. Paul, MN 55144-1000

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At 3M we are dedicated to improving transportation safety and mobility so all road users can arrive at their destinations safely. We are a leading global supplier of high-performance materials for traffic signs and work zone devices, road markings, vehicle conspicuity markings, and vehicle registration materials, systems and services. Learn more at 3M.com/RoadSafety


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Pavement Marking

Preformed Thermoplastic Pavement Markings

June 28, 2021
Introducing high-performing thermoplastic road markings to help improve traffic flow and road safety. Preformed Thermoplastic Markings are ideal for communicating traffic boundaries...

All-weather performance

Dec. 1, 2020
Enhance road visibility, brightness, and get all-weather performance. 3M's Connected Roads All-Weather Elements are engineered with unique microcrystalline optic technology to...
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Work-Zone Safety

Linear delineation system panels

Oct. 27, 2020
Low-cost safety improvement, designed to help you meet your safety goals—and your budget 3M’s Diamond Grade Linear Delineation System helps guide drivers through challenging roadways...
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Pavement Marking

Wet Reflective Markings

Aug. 25, 2020
Did you know that on average, we do 25% of our driving at night, yet almost 50% of traffic fatalities happen after dark? And when you add rain, the chances of a crash increase...
Traffic Safety

Traffic sign digital printing

June 24, 2020
Design. Print. Done. The ease of digital printing is now available for traffic signs. 3M offers a digital printing solution which includes reflective sheeting, inks and overlay...
Pavement Marking

Wet Reflective Temporary Tape

April 29, 2020
Help improve work zone safety by marking temporary work zones with removable, highly reflective, all-weather markings. These markings are reflective in wet or dry conditions and...
Pavement Marking

Raised pavement markers

Sept. 25, 2019
Raised Pavement Markers (RPMs) from 3M are tough, impact-resistant lane indicators that feature abrasion-resistant microprismatic lenses for high visibility that will last down...
Retroreflective Sheeting

Reflective sheeting

Aug. 27, 2019
3M Diamond Grade DG3 Reflective Sheeting Series 4000 uses full-cube retroreflective technology to increase sign performance at all hours for all drivers. Even at disadvantaged...
3M Flexible conspicuity tape

Flexible conspicuity tape

July 30, 2019
High-visibility reflective tape provides better visual information for vehicles, equipment and property to help protect your assets and keep everyone safe. 3M Conspicuity Tapes...

Protective overlay film

June 26, 2019
3M Protective Overlay Film Series 1160 provides a protective layer between a sign face and many common types of graffiti. Series 1160 works to keep streets safe with signs that...

Engineer grade beaded sheeting

March 26, 2019
3M Advanced Flexible Engineer Grade Series 7300 can be easily applied to a variety of traffic control devices such as barricades, posts, tubes and drums—helping to improve production...
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Traffic sign production

Oct. 26, 2018
3M knows how traffic sign production workflow impacts a business. The company has the expertise to help produce fully reflective, durable traffic signs. In addition, when using...
Work-Zone Safety Materials

Reflective tape

Nov. 29, 2017
3M Stamark wet reflective removable tape can help improve work-zone safety by marking temporary work-zone lanes with removable, highly reflective, all-weather pavement markings...
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Reflective Adhesives

Conspicuity markings

June 22, 2017
3M Diamond Grade Conspicuity Markings Series 983 conspicuity markings are strong and rigid with a high-performance adhesive that sticks securely to trucks, trailers and other ...
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Pavement Marking Materials

Pavement marking tape

April 10, 2017
3M Stamark high-performance all-weather tape Series 380AW provides safe guidance for drivers in rainy or dry conditions at any time of day or night. This durable pavement marking...
Work-Zone Reflective Markers

Advanced engineer grade sheeting

April 26, 2016
Series 7930 leverages a new micro-seal technology to provide a prismatic material that has a bright, uniform appearance. This new material is workable and durable to meet the ...

Case Studies

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Reflective Adhesives

3M Linear Delineation Panels: Helping Reduce Accidents on Louisville Interchanges

Feb. 25, 2021
BackgroundWith its sharp curves and intersecting on and off ramps, the interchange where I-64, I-65, and I-71 converge in downtown Louisville has always been known as “Spaghetti...
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Pavement Marking Materials

Michigan Pilot Project Showcases Industry Effort to Help Improve Removable Pavement Tape and Increase Work Zone Safety

Feb. 16, 2021
For pavement marking contractors, peeling up temporary tape in construction zones is a notoriously difficult and painstaking job, and often puts them into a situation where they...
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Retroreflective Sheeting

Helping Kentucky Transform to an ASTM Type XI Sign Sheeting State

Dec. 14, 2020
Kentucky has one Central Sign Shop where most of the state’s signs are manufactured, along with smaller shops in each of its 12 districts. The State’s current mandate has been...
Traffic Signs

Washington State DOT Finds Success With Digital Sign Printing Specification

Sept. 29, 2020
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) operates 18,600 lane miles of state highways. Maintaining quality signage throughout the state is a key part of ensuring...
Traffic Signs

Interstate SignWays Goes All in On Digital Sign Printing

Aug. 12, 2020
Interstate SignWays, founded in 1959 in Little Rock, AR, focuses on manufacturing high-quality, specialized highway, wayfinding, and airport signage. In fact, they’re one of the...
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iRAP and 3M Announce Partnership to Improve Safety for 
School Children Around the World

June 11, 2020
3M to provide support for iRAP’s Star Rating for Schools programme
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Georgia DOT uses wet-reflective tape to improve roadway safety

Sept. 3, 2019
After recording a nearly 50-percent decline in traffic fatalities between 2004 and 2014, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) saw a dramatic 30-percent upswing between...

Maine Turnpike Authority addresses driver needs with sign sheeting & pavement marking tape

Sept. 7, 2017
The Maine Turnpike Authority is a quasi-state agency that operates a 109-mile toll highway (I-95) that begins in Kittery (located on the state’s border with New Hampshire) and...

Michigan DOT implements first all-wet reflective work zone standard in the nation

Aug. 24, 2017
Michigan’s Department of Transportation (MDOT) had been using wet reflective optics in its permanent pavement markings on certain larger construction projects for years when officials...
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Pavement Marking Materials

City of Fargo, N.D., prioritizes safety with systematic approach to durable pavement markings

June 7, 2017
Winters in the Midwest can be harsh, especially on the roads. As roads age and are exposed to the elements, the striping that delineates lanes tends to fade first. Creating a ...


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3M™ Impact Detection System

Nov. 28, 2022
The system is a network of tunable, interconnected detection nodes, a cellular-linked gateway and a cloud-based monitoring dashboard that can be integrated into your existing ...

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Upgraded Type XI shoulder mounted guide signs, AZ State Route 101.
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Traffic Sign Brightness, Performance Measures and Driver Safety: A Synopsis

March 31, 2021
Public transportation agencies aim to improve their constituents’ safety while maintaining a rapid and efficient transportation infrastructure. Traffic signs are an important ...
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Caltrans tests reflective sheeting for guide-sign visibility and cost savings

Jan. 3, 2014
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is on a mission to improve mobility across the state. Caltrans has goals around safety and stewardship including preservation...