Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is
advising motorists that line painting operations on various roadways in
Lawrence County will occur Monday-Saturday, July 15-20 weather permitting.
to repaint lines will occur from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in the following
Route 18 in various
Route 2001 (Savannah
Road/Turkey Hill Road/Oswald Road) in various municipalities;
Route 2012 (Union Valley Road)
in Shenango Township and Taylor Township; and
Route 2013 (Mount Herman Church
Road/Eckert Bridge Road) in various municipalities.
advises motorists to exercise caution and patience, and suggests allowing at
least 250 feet (13 car lengths) 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.
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.
line painting is an important part of PennDOT’s highway safety initiatives.
Paint lines provide direction, delineation, and guidance to motorists.
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.
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.
roads with the highest traffic volumes and safety needs are painted first. These include interstates and the National
Highway System followed by secondary roadways.
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.
should use caution and be aware of changing traffic patterns when driving
through the area.
511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to
check traffic conditions on major roadways before traveling.
MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010