- Crews spent the summer and early fall putting down brighter, tougher lane stripes on some of the busiest traffic areas across the state, but as rain moves in, crews are packing up for the season.
- Crews were able to restripe locations on Interstate 5 in Marysville, Lynnwood, Lacey, Tumwater, the express lanes in Seattle, State Route 240 in Richland, US 2 in Cashmere and US 12 in Walla Walla.
- Crews plan to finish striping areas along I-205 near Vancouver next spring.
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Why is WSDOT
restriping high-traffic locations across the state?
Stripes on interstates, state routes and ramps across the state are losing reflectivity due to high-traffic volumes and harsh weather conditions. WSDOT and contractor crews are restriping specific locations on I-5 in Marysville, Lynnwood, Lacey, Tumwater and the express lanes in Seattle, SR 240 in Richland, US 2 in Cashmere, US 12 in Walla Walla and I-205 near Vancouver to improve visibility for drivers.
The End Result
Contractor crews are using a more durable, plastic-like striping material called methyl methacrylate. This kind of material should last longer than paint and better withstand the wear and tear from weather and vehicles.
Safety. Improve visibility for drivers on interstates, state routes and ramps across the state.
What is the project timeline?
- September 2012 - Statewide durable striping scheduled to begin.
- October 2013- Statewide durable striping scheduled to be complete.
The 2012 Transportation Budget directed WSDOT to use $2.7 million in backlogged maintenance funding to restripe high-traffic locations across the state.
How can I get more information?
Bill Preston, WSDOT project engineer
Meagan McFadden, WSDOT communications
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