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May 14, 2008
SNOW PLOWABLE MARKERS TO BE INSTALLED ON SEVERAL ROADS
Lane Markings Will Have Increased Visibility
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation will be installing snow-plowable markers at several locations within the Staunton and Culpeper districts. The project is to replace aging marker lens at various locations as well as place markers for the first time on several roadways. The work will begin May 19 with a completion date of October 1, 2008. All work is weather permitting.
Roads receiving new markers were identified based on traffic volumes, accident history, fog conditions, mountainous terrain and requests from the public. The new markers will be placed at the following locations:
Route 250 at Bullpasture Mountain
Roads receiving lens replacements were selected base on age of the existing lens, with an average replacement age of three to four years. Lens replacement will be done at the following locations:
Route 39 on mountain
Snow-plowable markers enhance visibility of pavement markings during night and wet conditions and can help reduce crashes.
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