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Line Painting Operations continue Saturday in District 11

10/05/2017

 
Pittsburgh – PennDOT District 11 is advising motorists that line painting operations will occur on various roadways in Allegheny, Beaver and Lawrence counties Saturday through Friday, October 7-13 weather permitting.
 
Work to repaint lines will occur from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in the following locations:
 
Allegheny County
  • Route 2041 (East Willock Road) in Baldwin Borough
  • Route 3009 (Baptist Road) in the Municipality of Bethel Park and Whitehall Borough
  • Route 3033 (Scrubgrass Hill Road) in Scott Township and the Municipality of Mt. Lebanon
  • Route 3035 (Weyman Road) in Whitehall Borough
  • Route 3036 (Fort Couch Road) in Upper St. Clair Township
  • Route 3038 (Gilkeson Road, Connor Road) in the Municipality of Mt. Lebanon and Castle Shannon Borough
  • Route 3042 (Mt. Lebanon Boulevard) in the Municipality of Mt. Lebanon
  • Route 3052 (Collier Avenue, Hilltop Road) in Collier Township and Heidelberg Borough
  • Route 3056 (Forsythe Road) in Carnegie Borough and Scott Township
 
Beaver County
  • Route 588 in Chippewa Township, the City of Beaver Falls, New Sewickley Township and Marion Township – Work will occur Saturday
  • Route 4014 (Cove Hill Road) in Bridgewater Borough – Work will occur Saturday
  • Route 4027 (Darlington Road / Beaver Street) Fallston Borough, Patterson Township and Chippewa Township – Work will occur Saturday
  • Route 4036 (Clayton Road) in Chippewa and White townships – Work will occur Saturday
  • Route 351 in Darlington Township, Big Beaver Borough, Koppel Borough and North Sewickley Township
  • Route 1002 (Cherry Hill Road) in North Sewickley Township
  • Route 1005 (Chapel Drive) in North Sewickley Township 
  • Route 1006 (Mercer Road) in Franklin Township
  • Route 1007 (Chapel Road) in North Sewickley and Marion townships
  • Route 1008 (Soap Run Road) in Franklin Township
  • Route 1012 (Harpers Ferry Road) in North Sewickley
  • Route 3010 (Holt Road / Moffett Run Road) in Raccoon and Center townships
  • Route 3021 (Patterson Road) in Raccoon Township
  • Route 3022 (Clearview Road) in Raccoon and Independence townships
  • Route 4005 (New Galilee Road) in New Galilee Borough and Darlington Township
  • Route 4006 (Friendship Road) in Big Beaver Borough
  • Route 4010 (Anchortown Road) in South Beaver, Chippewa and Brighton Townships
  • Route 4019 (McClain Road / Park Road) in South Beaver, Chippewa and Brighton Townships
 
Lawrence County
  • Route 422 in Pulaski Township, Mahoning Township, Union Township, the City of New Castle, Taylor Township and Shenango 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: Yasmeen Manyisha, 412-429-5044
 
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