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Avoid Wet Paint

Post Date:08/08/2019 4:41 PM


Road Stripe Painting –  Avoid Wet Paint
Citywide Line Striping and Pavement Marking Project

6 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
August 12-16, 2019

Road crews will be painting new center lines, edge lines, and bike lanes on streets citywide from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., August 12-16, 2019. Drivers should expect traffic delays in areas where striping work is underway. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained, but minor delays should be expected in areas where the painting is currently taking place.

Road striping is a moving operation, drivers should watch for flashing lights, vehicles with message boards indicating “Caution: Wet Paint,” and fresh-looking paint on the roadway. On some roads, striping crews will use escort vehicles ahead of and behind the striping truck.

Drivers can protect their cars from damage and avoid getting fresh paint on their vehicle by following these few tips and driving cautiously in work zones.

  • Do not pass paint striping vehicles.
  • Do not drive across newly-painted markings.
  • Do not follow the painting vehicles too closely.

Drivers should rinse or apply water as soon as possible after getting road stripe paint on any vehicle. More information on how to remove paint from a vehicle. For additional assistance, please contact Public Works Operations at (360) 754-4150.

The striping and pavement marking work requires dry roads and warm weather conditions. If inclement weather prohibits work, the schedule will be extended to the following weekend.

This work will be completed by the City of Tumwater Public Works Department with assistance from a Thurston County Public Works road crew.