Road Marking Management System: a pre-study

Trond Cato Johansen

Pavement Management Systems - PMS - are used for the judgement of the need of maintenance of road surfaces. From relevant parameters, like ADT (Average Daily Traffic), lane width, type of stone material, etc., the deterioration of the pavement and the time for repaving can be predicted. This is a valuable tool to the road keeper, used for judgement of necessary maintenance measures. Developing a similar tool concerning road markings would be of great value as road markings, like road surfaces, are worn by the traffic and need regular maintenance. In 2008, a road marking strategy project was initiated in Norway by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) and Rambøll RST. The aim of this project is to ensure high road marking quality to low life-cycle cost (LCC). The project involves a large number of measurements over at least three years, i.e. the performance of road markings is checked using mobile equipment from the year of application and years ahead. Data from the two initial years of this project has been used for giving an example of how a Road Marking Management Models (RMMS) can be developed.



Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) workshop in Stockholm

An open seminar and workshop in Stockholm will be held on 25-26 April 2018. The workshop deals with the use of CBA as a basis for decision-making in the public sector. The workshop is organized by, among others, Professor Jan-Eric Nilsson, VTI.



Ulf Sandberg has been presented with the TTI Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

VTI’s Senior Research Leader Ulf Sandberg has been presented with the TTI Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 for his work on research into tyres and road surface.


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VTI joined research cooperation in China

In December 2017 VTI became a member of China-Sweden Research Centre for Traffic Safety (CTS).


Swedish German research collaboration on Electric Road Systems

The project “Swedish-German research collaboration on Electric Road Systems” (CollERS) has now officially started. The goal of the project is to increase the common knowledge around Electric Road Systems by cooperation between Germany and Sweden and to...


Electric Road Systems Conference 2018

After a successful first conference in June 2017, the Swedish research and innovation platform for electric roads is arranging the second dedicated International Conference on Electric Road Systems (ERS) June 13th and 14th 2018.