Marshall Herman 804-692-2134 (office)
June 23, 2014
VDOT KEEPS PAVEMENT MARKINGS BRIGHT, VISIBLE
Annual statewide effort to refresh and maintain over 58,000 lane miles of pavement markings
RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has commenced its annual campaign to brighten white and yellow pavement markings over 58,000 lane miles of state-maintained roadways, keeping them clearly visible to guide motorists in all weather conditions.
Motorists rely on pavement markings to define travel lane and roadway boundaries. Pavement markings also communicate information about upcoming traffic patterns, such as pedestrian crosswalks, lane assignments or a stop sign.
“Refreshing pavement markings on a regular basis is a critical safety activity,” said VDOT Commissioner Charlie Kilpatrick. “When weather conditions are poor, and visibility is reduced, especially at night in heavy rain, drivers rely on these lines to stay on the road and in the proper lane. VDOT strives to ensure our pavement markings can be seen and understood by all travelers at all times.”
VDOT applies paint and other materials throughout the spring, summer and fall to state-maintained roads to keep pavement markings visible.
The equipment used for pavement markings is slow-moving, so when you see this type of equipment, please slow down, pay attention and only pass when it is safe and legal to do so. Doing this may help save the life of an operator or a motorist.
Motorists who notice faded or worn pavement markings can report them to VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623). The Customer Service Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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