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The Bottom Line on Lines

Monday, April 11, 2016 @ 6:32 PM

Prince George, B.C. – The lack of lane lines on Prince George  roadways has been a cause of much concern in the City of Prince George.  But  don’t expect any  lines to appear for at least another month.

The City’s Manager of  the Streets Division, Blake  MacIntosh has told City Council, there are some key factors which  fine tune when the  lines are applied.

First,  the streets have to be cleared of all  grit from the winter traction applications.  Then, there is weather,  the ambient temperatures has to be at least 10 degrees Celsius.   That allows for rapid drying of the  lines  so  the paint isn’t tracked  all over the roadway.

Secondly, crews need the longer  hours of daylight so  work can start early in the morning before  traffic volume builds.

In the detailed report  presented to Council, it is estimated the  line painting won’t start until early June.


Funny, the highway line painting contractors use an air hose mounted just ahead of the sprayer to blow any leftover dust out of the way.
The ambient temperatures may not be 10 degrees in June either, especially earlier in the morning when they need the earlier daylight.
I wonder how they paint lines in other towns, with the not so early daylight and traffic volumes that they must encounter?

So, any more excuses that we can blow holes in?

I love government bafflegab.

Cool, so we’ll have road lines for 4 1/2 months …. yay

Why bother?

Makes a good case for using recessed reflectors. They seem to hold up well where they are used on provincial highways.
I am in agreement with Seamutt, it is difficult to endorse spending money to paint lines that we will only see for up to 5 months. There must be a better solution.

When they get sued as the result of an accident, they’ll Paint a lot faster

Read the next story .. maybe the city should paint the lines in rainbow colors ..could be a test to see which color wears the best?

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