Paving the way with high contrast pavement markings
- 22 Aug 2019
In Toronto, Canada, Highway 407 ETR provides an alternative 108 kilometres of toll road to drivers who would otherwise drive the 401, one of North America’s most congested highways.
Ferrovial subsidiary Cintra, one of the world’s leading private sector developers of transportation infrastructure, owns, maintains and operates Highway 407 ETR.
New lane marking technology being put onto the toll road will help ensure both people and driver-less cars can make the most of the fast, safe and reliable ride 407 ETR offers all drivers. The retro-reflective high contrast tape markings from 3M Canada are optimised for the operation of driver-less cars.
This initiative is part of a 407 ETR program of innovation, promoting safety and next generation transportation.
Highway 407 ETR has 39 interchanges and more than 190 lateral entry or exit accesses, all equipped with electronic vehicle detection devices. Six of the interchanges are rapid transits to other highways. There are 137 overpasses and 80 underpasses along its 108 kilometres. The innovative toll system does not require the user to stop at the entry or exit tollbooths.
For more information, visit https://newsroom.ferrovial.com/en/news/407-etr-and-3m-canada-high-contrast-pavement-markings/