In-Pavement Reflectors

This page features coverage on projects and products that include in-pavement reflectors—including road reflectors and highway reflectors. Reflective pavement markings enhance nighttime roadway and highway visibility by retroreflecting vehicle headlights.

WSDOT State Route 104 test site (wet, dusk) demonstrates the difference between traditional all glass beads and the wet performing bead mix.
WSDOT State Route 104 test site (wet, dusk) demonstrates the difference between traditional all glass beads and the wet performing bead mix.
Consider the following outrageous hypothetical situation: “When it rains at night, new high-tech headlights automatically reduce their light output…
September 17, 2021
St. Louis County, Minnesota Skip Lines with 3M Connected Roads All Weather Elements.
St. Louis County, Minnesota Skip Lines with 3M Connected Roads All Weather Elements.
Highly visible, consistent pavement markings providing the guidance drivers need to stay on the road and in their lanes are a critical piece of…
June 24, 2021
Numerous studies show that rainy nighttime conditions pose a considerable danger to motorists. In fact, 49% of fatal traffic crashes occur at night…
June 17, 2020
The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is piloting new wireless technology aimed at shedding some light on the state’s darkest highways with the…
March 02, 2018
3M Stamark wet reflective removable tape can help improve work-zone safety by marking temporary work-zone lanes with removable, highly reflective,…
November 29, 2017
Dutch town testing out traffic lights for distracted pedestrians
Dutch town testing out traffic lights for distracted pedestrians
Pedestrian distractions, notably from smart phones and other portable devices, continue to contribute to traffic and roadway incidents. There is,…
February 17, 2017
The Visibility Research Laboratory is used to test materials for traffic signs and pavement markings
The Visibility Research Laboratory is used to test materials for traffic signs and pavement markings
When you drive at night and your headlights illuminate a lane marking, it makes you feel safer, right? After all, bright pavement markings are…
May 02, 2013
The worst of driving conditions calls for the best of roadway markers. With their reflective properties, retroreflective raised pavement markers (…
January 13, 2011
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