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City crews are out working to renew lane markers – cross walks – and stop lines on streets and roads. The crews are now using a paint that requires about a minute to dry in good weather. This eliminates the use of cones on newly painted lines for a better traffic flow and saves crews from coming back to pick up cones. Cones may still be used in some areas depending on traffic volumes.

The City is asking motorists to pay attention to street line painting truck distances – and – avoid cutting between the painting truck and support vehicle behind the truck. This is for the safety of the crews and will allow the paint to dry properly without being tracked between lanes.

Crews are working in the city centre and will expand to other areas based on priority. The annual line painting program covers about 410 kilometres with 3235 road symbols painted on roads and streets. The program will run through early Fall.