Town-wide Street Striping to Begin Sept. 6
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, a contractor working for the Public Works department will begin applying fresh striping paint to streets in various locations throughout the Town of Erie. Street striping of all designated streets is expected to be completed by the end of September. The striping consists of yellow centerlines, white edge lines, and white turn movement lines.
Work will be performed between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. If temperatures allow (35 degrees and rising) there could be striping completed overnight to reduce the impact on public travel throughout the Town of Erie. Any overnight work would require the contractor to gain approval from Town staff.
For resident safety, the Town of Erie requests that pedestrians and bicyclists stay clear of the work zones. Cones will be placed in work areas to notify drivers of the fresh paint. Please do not drive over the wet paint as it may cause tracking. Please remember to obey traffic control staff and all traffic signage.
Delays may occur and alternate routes are strongly recommended. This is a temporary traffic control setup as soon as the traffic paint has cured the traffic controls will be removed. Curing typically takes at least one hour after application. The lower the outside temperature, the longer the product takes to cure. The painting is actually a two-step process. Glass beads are immediately applied to fresh paint right behind the truck-mounted sprayer. Applying the glass beads quickly after spraying paint allows the beads to adhere to/recess into the painted surface. These beads are what provides the retroreflectivity at night, making the lines visible by reflecting the light emitted by vehicle headlights.
For more information on this project, please contact Town of Erie Public Works, Streets Department, Cory Weiner at 303-926-2883 or George Hubert at 303-926-2889.