Line painting begins this week in Erie County

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(WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com) – Erie County residents should drive carefully this week as PennDOT will be eliminating lines across the city and county.

A nighttime line painting is scheduled to take place on various streets throughout the city of Erie during the week of September 19 between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Another line painting crew will work throughout northern Erie County during the day between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

So what should you do when you encounter line painters?

  • Stay at least 500 feet away from the device.
  • Do not ride on wet paint lines.
  • Don’t overtake the trucks in a color train.
  • Be patient as the paint truck will make regular stops to allow traffic to pass.

Weather affects how quickly line paint dries. At ideal temperature and humidity, the average drying time of the paint is 90 to 120 seconds. In early spring and late fall, it may take several minutes for the paint to fully dry.

According to PennDOT, drivers are responsible for operating their vehicles within lane lines and obeying all warning and directional signs. Additional information about nationwide line painting Effort is available on PennDOT’s website, www.penndot.pa.gov.

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