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1. Purpose

2. Scope of Work

3. Definitions

4. References

5. Materials & Tools

6. Plant & Equipment


8. Prior Activities

9. Procedure


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1- Purpose
To ensure that all Road Marking and Signs are executed safely and in
accordance with the contract requirements and that all quality assurance/
control activities are conducted in a systematic manner, works are
inspected and conformance is verified and documented.

2- Scope of Work
a. This procedure is applicable to the following works associated with the
b. This method statement outlines the procedures to be followed in
construction of Road Marking and Signs.

3- Definitions
 CM Construction Manager

 PE / SE Project Engineer / Site Engineer

 CS Chief Surveyor

 ITP Inspection Test Procedures

 HSSE Heath ,Safety, Security, and Environmental

 T.S. Technical Specifications

4- References
 Contract – General &Special Conditions – BOQ – Approved Drawings –
Specifications - Shop drawings (Respectively).

 Egyptian Code & British Standard (Otherwise Specified).

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5- Materials & Tools
 Warning tapes

 Temporary signs

 Safety Barriers

 Traffic Cones

 Grade Stakes

 Road marking Paints (White and Yellow)

 Soap Solution ( not detergent)

 Cleaning Cloths, Roller Brushes, Paint Brushes, Permanent Tapes, fine

emery papers, etc.

6- Plant & Equipment

The major equipment used for this construction works includes, but are not
limits to the followings;
Pavement Marking Equipment
Process Monitoring Equipment
1. Portable environmental measuring devices for temperature
& humidity
2. Paint application rate computers
3. Electronic scales / bead bucket and stop watch for glass
bead application rate
4. Applicator speedometers, calibrated over range of
applicator speeds
5. Paint pressure and / or hydraulic/air pressure gauges
6. Wet film gauges
7. Bead application comparison plates.

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Post-Application Measuring Equipment
1. Non-destructive eddy current device such as the Elcometer
and steel test plates for dry film thickness.
2. Retro reflectometers
3. Skid resistance testers.

a. Approved safety plan procedures shall be strictly followed.
b. Where possible hazards may arise from filling activities, the necessary
safety measures will be taken to prevent accident or injury at all times.
This may include barriers, warning tape/ net, signage, watchman, and
proper lighting.
c. Where work upon existing services may be required, the necessary work
permits and safety equipment should be obtained prior to the activity
d. HSSE officer will enforce that Personal Protective Equipment (such as
Respiratory mask, Safety Shoes, Face mask, Hard hats,,, etc.) be worn by
site personnel at all times during construction activities .
e. Prior to the commencement of any activities, the workforce will receive an
induction talk on the project site safety requirements. This induction talk
will include both activity safety issues, as well as general safety
f. Safety engineer will ensure that Personal Protective Equipment is worn by
site personnel at all times during construction activities.
g. Plant and Equipment will be provided with back-up alarms, lights, and all
other applicable safety devices.
h. Proper access to the work area shall be maintained throughout the working

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8- Prior Activities
a. The Surveyor will locate and mark all Centerlines for all types .
b. Width and length for all types must be marked.

9- Procedure

A. Road Marking
1. Surfaces to be painted shall be prepared by removing
effervescence, chalk, dust, dirt, grease, oil and release agent and
roughening the surface with fine emery paper to remove glaze.
2. The Surveyor will locate and mark all main Outlines, Spots and
Coordinates for every type of marking and signs. These outlines
will be clearly marked using chalk lines and tapes.
3. Carefully mix and prepare paint materials in accordance with
manufacture direction.
4. Use suitable thinner approved by Paint manufacture and only
within recommended limits.
5. Using Roller Brush, a single coating of white color road marking
paint is applied on to the yellow rubber surface evenly.
6. While painting adjacent areas and installations shall be protected
by using of masking tape or other approved precautionary
7. When the white color paint is dried, a coat of Yellow Color road
marking paint is applied evenly on the top of the white surfaces.
8. When the single coat of Yellow Paint is dried, another final coat is
applied of Yellow Road Marking and let to dry.
9. Apply paint to an even and fine texture, leave no evidence of
rolling such as laps, irregularity in texture, skid marks.
10. Apply additional coat where under coats, stain or other condition
show in final coat.

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B. Road Markers
1. Road markers are separate raised metallic or plastic or ceramic units fixed
on the road surface for the purpose of directing traffic according to the
required lane.
2. Apply a mass of material that is approximately three-quarters the size of
the stud to the hole.
3. When the typical stud application method is used, a stud is centered
2.54cm (1 inch) to 5.08cm (2 inches) above the road surface and dropped
onto the hole. With finger pressure only, the stud is pushed down to a
point where a slight bead.
4. The entire stud bottom should be supported by adhesive, and there should
be adhesive surrounding the stud. Be careful not to have excessive
adhesive in front of the stud.
5. The surface on which the lines or reflectors must be installed should be
clean and free from old markers or lines, and the surface must be dry and
free from any oils or lubricants. After ensuring the cleanliness of the
surface and its suitability for placing lines or markers, consistence of the
surface must be reviewed such that it must not be disintegrated or with
large cracks or any other defects which may minimize stability of the lines
or reflectors installed on it. Contractor must supply and install all the work
parts shown on the drawings of the special specifications with the
dimensions, machines and tools required for completing the works
according to requirements.
6. The markers must be fixed at the locations specified on the drawings such
that the distance between markers must not be less than half (0.5) meter
and not more than six (6) meters. For fixing units, holes are first must be
made on the asphalt after cleaning the whole surface, by a driller, the
diameter of the hole must be more than the reflector's stud diameter by
about two (2) to four (4) millimeters, and with a depth of more than the
length of the reflector stud by about two (2) to four (4) millimeters, after

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that the hole is cleaned and filled with the adhesive used according to
manufacturer's recommendation. The reflectors are fixed by inserting the
fixing shaft to a depth of six (6) centimeters on the asphalt surface. The
fixing stud must be deformed or grooved to resist extraction.
7. The markers are fixed by an adhesive material composed of bituminous.
8. compound or epoxy resin manually mixed. The bituminous adhesive must
not contain rubber polymer, since the high temperature at cohesion may
lead to the adhesive disintegration. The compound must be tested and used
according to the manufacturer's recommendation. Adhesive must be
suitable for application in temperatures range between zero (0°C) to fifty
eight (85°C) degrees Celsius.
9. Equipment installing markers and lines must either be units mounted on
trucks or motor equipped units that the worker rides or manually driven
equipment according to the type of the markers or lines required.
Motorized units which are rode by the worker must be capable of working
in a speed not less than eight (8) Kilometer per hour, but the manual
equipment must be capable of maneuvering in such a way enough for
making the axes lines, lane lines, and side lines, and drawing triangular
pieces, turning lines, pedestrian lines, parking lines, arrows, symbols and
terms. All shapes and lines must be in compliance with the specifications.

10- Responsibilities

10.1 The CM will coordinate with PE / SE and ensure that the necessary
resources to implement the approved method statement and ITP have
been allocated to the task.
10.2 The PE / SE will ensure that the site preparation activities are conducted
according to the approved method statement and all in-situ tests
according to the ITP are implemented.

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10.3 Quality Control Engineer will ensure that the materials being used are in
accordance to the project specifications, the approved method statement
and the ITP.
10.4 The HSSE officer along with his team will ensure implementation of all
HSSE procedures related to the nature of the works being carried out and
in accordance with the HSSE Plan.
10.5 The CS along with his team will ensure that all levels, coordinates and
stations are accordance with the approved drawings.

End of: Method Statement


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