Rumble Strips

Office

  • Physical Address
  • Municipal Plaza Building
    114 W. Commerce, 6th Floor
    San Antonio, TX 78205   
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 839966
    San Antonio, TX 78283-3966
  • Phone
  • 210.207.8022

Staff

  • Razi Hosseini, P.E.
    Director/City Engineer
  • Anthony Chukwudolue, P.E.
    Deputy Director
  • Christie Chapman
    Assistant Director
  • Nefi Garza, P.E.
    Assistant Director
  • Luis Maltos, P.E.
    Interim Assistant Director
  • Paul Berry
    Chief Communications Officer
Pavement Markings: Rumble Strips

Rumble strips are patterned sections of rough pavement or topical applications of raised material, which when driven over cause vibration and noise in a vehicle. This treatment is intended to direct the attention of the motorist back to the roadway.

Rumble Strips

Source: http://www.trafficlinesinc.com/rumble_strip_process.htm



Advantages

  • Rumble strips may be used to heighten motorists' awareness of certain conditions like a stop sign, curve or speed limit change

Disadvantages

  • Rumble strips are noisy and may be annoying to nearby residents

Eligibility Considerations

  • Accident history that would support the installation of rumble strips
  • Streets that have a documented speeding problem
  • Adjacent property owners must agree to installation

 

Reduced Speed          

Enhanced Safety          

Reduced Volume          

Maintenance