FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 17, 2017
Line Painting Operations Continue Today in Allegheny and Beaver Counties
Pittsburgh – PennDOT District 11 is advising motorists that line painting operations occur on various roadways in Allegheny and Beaver counties, will occur Monday through Saturday, July 17-22 weather permitting.
Work to repaint lines will occur from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in the following locations:
- Route 2021 (BellBridge Road/Washington Boulevard) in Port Vue Borough to Lincoln Boulevard in Lincoln Borough
- Route 2023 (Liberty Way) in Lincoln Borough
- Route 2018 (West Smithfield Street) from Finney Road in Lincoln Borough to Route 48 in Elizabeth Township
- Route 2025 (Finney Road) in Lincoln Borough
- Route 2010 (Lovedale Road) Elizabeth Township and Lincoln Borough
- Route 2008 (Mill Hill Road/Circle Drive) in Elizabeth Township
- Route 2027 (River Ridge Road) from West 5th Avenue in the City of McKeesport to Private Property in Lincoln Borough
- Route 2096 (15th Street Bridge/Walnut Street) in Port Vue Borough and the City of McKeesport
- Route 2114 (South Duquesne Avenue Bridge) in the City of Duquesne and the City of McKeesport
- Route 2035 (McKee Road/Lincoln Highway) from Route 48 in White Oak Borough to Route 30 in North Versailles Township
- Route 2026 (Kline Avenue/Sprague Street) from Greenburg Pike in North Versailles Township to Station Street in Wilmerding Borough
- Route 48 (Scenery Drive/Walnut Street) from Route 51 in Forward Township to Smithfield Street in Lincoln Borough
- Route 148 (Walnut Street/Lysle Boulevard) from Route 48 to Route 30 in North Versailles Township
- Route 2031 (Lincoln Way/Foster Road) from Route 30 in North Versailles Township to Westmoreland County
- Route 8 from Butler Plank Road to Saxonburg Boulevard in Shaler Township
- Route 837 from the Rankin Bridge to Washington County
- Route 910 from Freeport Road in Harmar Township to I-79 in Franklin Park Borough
· Route 3005 (Chapel Road) from Brodhead Road in the City of Aliquippa to Brodhead Road in Center Township
- Route 3010 (Holt Road/Moffett Run Road) in Potter Township
· Route 3012 (Center Grange Road) in Center Township
· Route 3015 (Bunker Hill Road) in Center Township
· Route 3016 (Shippingport Road/Green Garden Road) from Franklin Avenue in the City of Aliquippa to Ewing Hill Road in Shippingport Borough
· Route 3017 (Pleasant Drive) from Route 18 in Potter Township to Brodhead Road in Center Township
· Route 3018 (McCleary Road) from Hollow Road in Green Township to Route 18 in Raccoon Township
· Route 3021 (Patterson Road) in Raccoon Township
· Route 3022 (Clearview Road / Service Creek Road) from Green Garden Road in Raccoon Township to McCune in Independence Township
· Route 3023 (Thompson Hill Road / Park Road) from McCune Road to Route 30 in Hanover Township
· Route 3029 (Shilver Road) from Hollow Road in Green Township to Route 18 in Raccoon Township
PennDOT advises motorists to exercise caution and patience, and suggests allowing at least 500 feet behind line painting equipment to avoid damage. Motorists should avoid passing the paint vehicles unless directed by a paint crew member or flag person to do so. Passing too quickly can cause damage to fresh paint lines and may result in paint on the motorist’s vehicle. Line painting vehicles normally pull over every two and one-half miles or when safety permits. Recent technological advancements on the mix of formulas have produced fast dry paints that are dry to the touch within 2 to 3 minutes. It is crucial to stay off these lines during the curing period.
Motorists who accidentally get paint on their vehicles should immediately wash the paint off with a high-pressure water stream and detergent. Dried paint can be removed with de-natured alcohol and a soft cloth. Generally, PennDOT is not responsible for paint on vehicles.
Roadway line painting is an important part of PennDOT’s highway safety initiatives. Paint lines provide direction, delineation, and guidance to motorists.
Glass beads applied on top of wet paint during the painting process provide retro reflectivity. These small, spherical beads reflect light during dark hours and periods of low visibility. As the glass beads become worn or wet, the reflectivity becomes greatly diminished resulting in reduced visibility during dark and wet hours.
Lines need repainting each year because of normal wear, tear, and weather. Winter maintenance activities such as plowing, spreading anti-skid materials, and studded tires are very abrasive to paint lines and can cause fading. Normal weathering caused by snow, rain, and ice also contribute to line reflectivity reduction.
State roads with the highest traffic volumes and safety needs are painted first. These include interstates and the National Highway System followed by secondary roadways.
PennDOT establishes painting schedules to minimize delays to motorist. On days before holidays and on Fridays, crews will focus on secondary routes to minimize inconvenience for motorists.
Motorists should use caution and be aware of changing traffic patterns when driving through the area.
Visit 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major roadways before traveling.
MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010