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With the right road marking specification, you can make a meaningful impact on the motorists that drive on your roads. Including high-performance pavement markings in your project specifications will give you peace of mind that your roads will look good and perform great for years to come.
Motorists need reliable lane guidance to help keep them safe on roads – day or night and in all weather conditions. Other reasons:
Reduction of wet-night crashes7
Reduction of wet-night fatal injury crashes7
Avoid costly repairs or replacement earlier than expected by checking your pavement marking’s durability. Take into consideration the wear and tear caused by your specific traffic patterns and weather when you specify your road markings. Choose a pavement marking with microcrystalline ceramic beads that are typically tougher and more durable than glass-only beads. Sand abrades softer glass beads, causing them to become diffused, resulting in a less efficient optical system. On observed projects, 3M™ Stamark™ Pavement Marking Tapes averaged above 100 mcd/m2/lux for 7+ years.8
4. http://www.dot.state.mn.us/research/reports/2020/202009.pdf (PDF, 5.03 MB)
7. Park et al. Safety Effects of Wet-Weather Pavement Markings. 2019.
8. 3M Transportation Safety Labs. Contact 3M Transportation Safety for more information.
Regardless of the climate or traffic volumes on your next project, we can help you choose the best 3M solution to deliver the desired level of all-weather retroreflective performance to help improve safety on your roads.
View the 3M Pavement Markings Application Matrixto find the solution that will fit your needs based on your specific road conditions. It shows Remaining Pavement Service Life to Annual Daily Traffic (ADT), including recommended applications for edge lines, lane lines and spot enhanced delineation.
Specify 3M Pavement Markings backed by our high-performance technology, in-house expertise, and global reach to help you ensure your roads are as safe as possible.
Get proven performance in all weather conditions with the advanced materials and technology of 3M Pavement Markings. With high index optics, microcrystalline ceramic beads, durable components and advanced adhesives, our road markings are designed to help make roadways more visible for longer.
We’ve been improving the safety of roads for more than 80 years. We apply 3M technology platforms across our operation to create products that help make roads safer. Put the power of our expertise to work for you.
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3M™ Stamark™ Pavement Marking Tape and 3M™ Connected Roads All Weather Elements are designed for long-lasting reflectivity—giving you what you need to help keep your road markings visible day or night.
3M Stamark High Performance Pavement Marking Tapes set the bar for durability, lasting retroreflectivity and long-term value. This product received a 2021 Road Safety Innovation Award in the Infrastructure Improvement category1—and it’s the only road marking to have obtained the highest certification in Night Visibility and in Rainy Weather.2
3M Connected Roads All Weather Elements utilize some of the most advanced technologies to deliver true reflected colour and optimised visibility for all weather requirements. They feature unique 3M microcrystalline ceramic beads which are more efficient than other glass-beaded optic systems for superior performance and can be optimised for both dry and wet roadway conditions.
We're here to help provide the education you need to do your job, creating safe transportation for motorist and other road users. We've put together a set of on-demand courses to help educate you on 3M Road Safety products and services.