Markings on paved roadways are quite common. The primary benefit of pavement markings is to guide pedestrians and drivers and provide them with the necessary information when driving or walking. They know where they should arrange their vehicles, get warnings about upcoming situations and identify the areas where conveying is allowed. Line marking is not only common in pavements but also parking spaces and nominated areas. They are an integral component of the intelligence system for road users. You can make the most of them if you know the common types of pavement marking and what they indicate.

Common Types Of Pavement Line Markings And What They Mean

  • Longitudinal Pavement Marking

They are generally located parallel to or next to traffic flow like centrelines, channelizing lines and edge lines. Longitudinal pavement markings are generally used to guide traffic along roadways by providing visual solutions to travel lanes. It is one of the most common pavement markings you will see on the road. The width of the line indicates the degree of emphasis. They can be double lines, broken lines, solid lines or dotted lines. The thickness of a normal line is 4 to 6 inches. The thickness of a wide line is double.

  • Yellow Pavement Markings

Opposite traffic lanes for routes are generally divided with yellow centre line pavement markings. The markings are made at locations that are not exactly at the centre of the roadway. The centreline pavement road markings are made at short road sections to control traffic near bridges, grade crossings, hills and curves. The primary objective of yellow marking is to indicate the areas where passing is allowed. They also help in separating traffic flowing in opposite directions. If it is a solid yellow line, you will know that passing is prohibited. Drivers are always advised to stay on the right side of the yellow line.

  • Edge Line Pavement Markings

Roadway edges are defined with edge line pavement markings. They inform drivers and pedestrians about visibility conditions or adverse weather. Generally, edge lines extend through major driveways and intersections. Regular solid yellow lines are made on one-way streets, ramps, and divided highways to indicate the left side of the roadways or restrictions of these markings. To indicate the right-hand edge of the roadway, normal solid white lines are used. It is one of the most common line-markings in Sheffield.

Since you are now aware of the common types of pavement line-markings and what they indicate, it’s time you get in touch with the experts at SAS Lining Services.