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Contractor’s Specialty Service Company has the experienced personnel and specialized equipment to remove existing pavement markings and install the following pavement marking materials:

Painted Pavement Markings

Traffic paint is a commonly used pavement marking material, especially on low-volume highways, county and city roadways. Paint is the most inexpensive of all pavement marking materials; however, it lacks the durability of the other traffic markings available.

Thermoplastic Pavement Markings

Thermoplastic pavement markings typically outlast paint by many times making it very cost-effective. The value it provides, coupled with its durability and retro-reflectivity, are among the reasons thermoplastic is such a popular traffic delineation solution.

Thermoplastic is a mixture of plasticizer and resins that serves to hold all of the other ingredients together. For application, it is heated to temperatures ranging from 400 to 440 degrees using specialized trucks and equipment, which results in a liquid state.  Glass beads are laid on the hot liquid to embed in the material before it hardens, to provide the reflectivity.

Preformed Tape Pavement Markings

Preformed tape is a heavy-grade material with an adhesive backing and reflective beads embedded in the plastic. While tape costs more on the front end, it doesn’t require sophisticated application equipment to install and requires no drying or curing times. This coupled with outstanding visibility tape provides at night and under wet weather circumstances make it a popular material for use on high volume roadways.

Raised Pavement Markers

 A raised pavement marker (RPM) is a safety device usually made with plastic or ceramic and come in a variety of shapes and colors. The RPM include a lens or sheeting that enhances their visibility by reflecting automotive headlights. RPMs provide increased visibility at night, especially during rain to provide wet weather visibility and are typically used in conjunction with other pavement markings.

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Contractor’s Specialty Service Company Receives Excellence in Construction Award from ABC of Arkansas

Hot Springs, Arkansas – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Arkansas announced that Contractor’s Specialty Service Company’s work on the I-430/I-630 Interchange Modifications (Phase III) has earned the company first place in the category of Other Specialty Construction in ABC’s Excellence in Construction awards competition. Contractor’s Specialty Service Company will be recognized during the annual ‘Excellence in Construction’ celebration at The Hotel Hot Springs in Hot Springs, AR. on April 7, 2018.

“ABC congratulates Contractor’s Specialty Service Company for their outstanding work on I-430/I-630 Interchange Modifications (Phase III),” said Bill Roachell, ABC Arkansas President. “This project is a true example of exceptional craftsmanship and professionalism that define merit shop construction. It is an honor for the association to recognize this project with our top construction excellence award.”

ABC Arkansas designed the Excellence in Construction program to recognize excellent performance in the merit shop construction field. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. This year’s competition was open to all construction projects completed by ABC member firms during 2017. The winning projects were selected from entries submitted from across the state and were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.

The owner of this project is Arkansas Department of Transportation.

The architectural/engineering firm used was Arkansas Department of Transportation.

A panel from the Construction Management Department of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock served as the competition’s judges.