Line Painting FAQs
- Approximately 950-1000 kilometres of lane, centre, and edge lines are painted annually. Higher traffic locations are painted 2 to 3 times a year.
- Approximately 1100 crosswalks are painted annually. Crosswalks on higher traffic locations are painted 2 to 3 times a year.
- A typical paint season runs from early April (weather permitting) to September/October (again, weather permitting). This allows for high traffic locations to be painted more than once a year.
- A significant portion of line painting on priority streets is done at night to limit the impact to motorists. This work typically takes 3 weeks and is done in spring. For safety reasons, pilot vehicles with flashing lights always accompany line marking trucks on priority roadways.
- More permanent markings are added to roadways annually. This phase of line painting usually lasts approximately 2 weeks. Locations for 2017 permanent markings include Circle Drive, Ave C, Idylwyld Drive, 8th Street, 22nd Street, 51st Street, College Drive, and Taylor Street. The design life for this product is 7-10 years.
- Approximately 2300 metres of permanent pavement markings will be installed in 2017.