PennDOT District 11 is advising motorists that line painting operations will occur on various roadways in Allegheny and Lawrence counties, Monday through Saturday, June 19-24 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 2049 (Whitaker Street/Elizabeth Street) in Whitaker and West Mifflin Boroughs
  • Route 2098 (Mifflin Street) in Whitaker Borough
  • Route 2044 (Commonwealth Avenue) in various municipalities from Whitaker Borough to the City of Duquesne
  • Route 2052 (Thompson Run Road) in West Mifflin Borough
  • Route 2116 (Bettis Road) in West Mifflin Borough
  • Route 2042 (Goldstrom Avenue) in West Mifflin Borough
  • Route 2045 (Mifflin Road/Pittsburgh-McKeesport Boulevard) in the City of Pittsburgh and West Mifflin Borough
  • Route 2034 (Phillip Murray Road) in Dravosburg Borough
  • Route 2043 (Camp Hollow Road) in Dravosburg Borough
  • Route 2032 (Lewis Run Road) in Pleasant Hills and Dravosburg Boroughs
  • Route 2030 (Payne Hill Road/Miller Road) in Jefferson Hills Borough
  • Route 2036 (Wall Road) in Jefferson Hills Borough

Lawrence County

  • Route 1010 (Eastbrook Road/Harlandsburg Road) in Hickory and Scott Townships
  • Route 1011 (George Washington Road) in Scott and Washington Townships
  • Route 1009 (Eastbrook/Neshannock Road) in Hickory and Wilmington Townships
  • Route 956 (Harlandsburg Road) in various municipalities from New Wilmington Borough, to Scott Township
  • Route 0208 in various municipalities from Pulaski Township to Washington Township
  • Route 0018 in various municipalities from New Beaver Borough to Wilmington Township
  • Route 168 in various municipalities from Washington Township to New Beaver Borough

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.

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