Affordable Road Marking Services for Las Vegas
Road markings are essential for the safety of pedestrians and drivers everywhere. Without road markings, there would be chaos on the roadways. Affordable Striping and Sealing is experienced in the various types of road marking used in Las Vegas, NV and our team is dedicated to keeping up with current industry standards. We pride ourselves on using the most up to date application methods.
There are many materials used in the road marking process. Affordable Striping & Sealing, LLC uses both cold polymer film and raised pavement markings. These materials are used to mark travel lanes and other related road markings. The markings can be applied soon after a road has been paved or when re-marking an existing road.
What Materials Are Used for Marking Pavements?
Traditionally, various formulas of paint have been used for roadway and parking lot restripe and marking projects. Yellow and white are the colors that are used the most, but you may also encounter pavement markings that use blue or red paint. In recent years, thermoplastic striping has grown in popularity. Thermoplastic markings are not as inexpensive as paint, but thermoplastic stripes and markings typically last three to five times longer than their painted cousins.
What Are Some Common Styles of Pavement Markings?
Whether you are traveling on a freeway, a busy urban boulevard, or a remote highway, you will likely encounter solid lines, broken lines, and arrows. You may also encounter other shapes, but lines and arrows are the most common styles.
What Do the Different Styles of Pavement Markings Mean?
Whether used on a public street or as part of the parking lot design, arrows are directional tools. They may point straight ahead, bend to the left, or bend to the right, and you are expected to follow the direction indicated. Interpreting the meaning of solid and broken lines is a little more complicated.
• On an undivided roadway, a broken yellow line down the center of the pavement indicates that you are on a pavement with two-way traffic, so you are to keep your vehicle on the right side of the line unless you are passing. A solid yellow line in your lane means that passing is illegal; if there is a broken yellow line in the lane for oncoming traffic, those drivers are not prohibited from passing. If there are two solid yellow lines, no one is legally allowed to pass.
• On a one-way street or divided roadway, an unbroken yellow line appearing on the left of your lane tells you that you are on a one-way street or highlights the edge of the dividing median.
• Broken white lines on a road that provides more than one lane for traffic moving in the same direction indicate the boundaries of each lane.
• A solid white line parallel to your direction of travel means that changing lanes is discouraged, but two solid white lines mean that changing lanes is prohibited.
• A solid white line across your path of travel shows you where to stop your vehicle before entering an intersection or crosswalk. They may also be used to show you where to stop your vehicle at a railroad crossing when the signals indicate that a train is coming. Stop lines can be found in parking lots as well as on roadways.