Work Item
ASTM WK71070

New Specification for Wet Retroreflectivity of Pavement Markings

1. Scope

The scope of the Committee shall be the promotion of knowledge, stimulation of research, and the development of standards pertaining to asphalt materials used in pavements, asphalt surface treatments, aggregates used in asphalt mixtures, graded aggregate used in bases or subbases, and to other materials, products, systems, and services incidental to all types of highway and transportation construction and maintenance. The types of standards developed include, but are not limited to, specifications, test methods, practices, guides, and terminology.

The work of this Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM committees and other organizations having mutual interest.
The activities shall be coordinated with other ASTM Committees when necessary.
The area of interest of the Committee is materials used in the construction and maintenance of highways, and other transportation construction.


Retroreflectivity; Retroreflectometer;


States are in the process to of setting wet retroreflectivity specifications and ASTM does not have a wet retroreflectivity standard for agencies to use as a reference. D04.38 has the knowledge and expertise to develop a wet reflectivity standard and influence standard and regulation development globally. Users of this standard will be gov't agencies, pavement marking applicators and pavement marking manufacturers.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: D04.38

Committee: D04

Staff Manager: Ashley Wiand

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 12-16-2019

Technical Contact: Eugene Carlson

Item: 000