Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is
advising motorists that line painting operations on I-376 (Beaver Valley
Expressway) in Beaver County, will occur Tuesday through Thursday, May 26-28
restriction will occur on I-376 in both directions between the Hopewell (Exit
48) and Center (Exit 42) interchanges as PennDOT crews conduct line painting
operations. Work will occur from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
Roadway line painting
is an important part of PennDOT’s highway safety initiatives. Paint lines
provide direction, delineation, and guidance to motorists.
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.
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.
Motorists should use
caution and be aware of changing traffic patterns when driving through the
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