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Province is already re-painting highway traffic lines

The B.C. government announced today, April 24, 2019, improvements to the province's highway line marking program.
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April 24, 2019 - 4:10 PM

If driving at highway speeds without a centre dividing line makes you nervous, take heart because the province’s highways department is already on it.

Every winter snow-clearing on British Columbia highways seems to remove more traffic lines leaving drivers with a little too much guessing. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure said today, April 24, it's trying new, higher standards to highway upkeep in the province.

There will be 20 per cent more lines painted annually on B.C. roads across the province, in addition to second coat application in areas that experience premature wear.

Contractor monitoring and auditing will also increase to ensure performance is consistent.

Coastal areas will see thicker paint for line marking and use of larger glass beads for increased reflectivity and night time visibility.

The province’s pavement marking program is already underway throughout the province.

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