Preformed Polymer Tape
Preformed Polymer Tape, commonly referred to as tape is a durable roadway surface marking. This is a heavy-grade material that has reflective beads embedded in the plastic. There are two ways to apply tape: Overlay or Inlay. During the overlay application, the tape is laid over the pavement surface. With the inlay application, the tape physically becomes part of the asphalt. Workers lay the tape on the asphalt in the hardening process, and rollers compress the two together.
A technique that can be used to minimize the tape getting scraped off by snowplows is to cut a groove into the surface and roll the tape into the grooves.