MoDOT: Striping to begin on Rtes. 72, 34 | News
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - The Missouri Department of Transportation says spring marks the beginning of striping season.
According to MoDOT, work is currently underway to re-stripe various state routes, including: Route 72 and 34 in Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Madison and Wayne Counties.
Weather permitting, crews will be working from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, excluding weekends.
"Our striping caravan is a continuous, moving operation," said District Traffic Engineer Craig Compas. "Due to the fact that the operation is always moving, no stationary signs will be posted. Proper safety measures will be in place during each operation, including warning signs on MoDOT striping vehicles. We urge motorists to use extreme caution and allow the machinery the space needed to properly apply the reflective paint."
Drivers are advised to stay back 500 feet and follow all safety signage.
"For the safety of area motorists and our MoDOT crews, motorists should not pass any of the equipment while it is operational," said Compas. "In addition to safety issues, we also suggest that motorists do not pass the equipment, to avoid getting paint on their vehicles."
MoDOT says the reflective paint used to stripe roadways is a unique type of paint chosen for its reflective and adhering qualities.
Compas said the reflective paint is designed to "stick" to the road, which means it will stick to other surfaces that it comes in contact with too. He said if you pass the striping equipment, you may be taking the chance of getting paint on your vehicle.
For additional information, contact the Missouri Department of Transportation's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636).
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