Granite Paver

Usage: Historic

Stone unit pavers are known for durability and associated with high-quality traditional streets.

Front Street, Brooklyn
Crosswalk made of granite pavers


  • Visually enhances crosswalk
  • Creates accessible, smooth crossing surface


  • Significantly higher cost than a standard asphalt crosswalk


  • Crosswalks on historic streets or where a Distinctive material is desired and there are low volumes of heavy-vehicle traffic
  • Should not be used where frequent utility cuts are likely


Specification source: DOT Standard Specifications Sections 2.06 and 6.04

  • Crosswalks generally should comply with MUTCD standards
  • Paver size: minimum 4 inches for shortest dimension, maximum 30 inches for longest dimension, minimum 5-inch thickness for vehicular roadbed
  • Pavers that have a ratio of length to width greater than 2:1 should only be used when set in poured concrete because of the likelihood of breakage under heavy-vehicle traffic
  • Granite must have a textured surface that provides sufficient slip resistance to meet a minimum 0.60 coefficient of friction when wet
  • Sustainability opportunity: Salvaged pavers


  • DOT maintains this treatment in historic districts
  • Use of this material outside of historic districts requires a maintenance agreement
  • Due to the possibility of pavers cracking or becoming uneven, and asphalt shoving at the borders, application requires attentive maintenance