Now that the rainy season is winding down, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is revving up to begin its annual five-months of road striping work covering 1148 lane miles. The work which begins tomorrow, April 25, will continue through September 26.
The work will primarily involve slow moving paint trucks, averaging about three to six miles an hour. Drivers may encounter slight delays as a result. There will be no lane closures required, unless extensive lay-out (measuring) is needed to delineate lane markings that have been totally eradicated by traffic. In which case, warning signs will be posted.
The road striping, which requires dry weather, could start as early as 5 a.m., but will likely take place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on secondary arterials Tuesdays through Fridays. Arterials in the Downtown Core area (First through Sixth avenues) and known high-volume traffic areas will be striped early Saturday mornings to minimize the impact on motorists.
Funding for the work is provided by the Bridging the Gap voter-approved transportation initiative and the General Fund. Drivers are asked to drive cautiously through the work zones allowing the crews plenty of room to do their work safely.
Contact: Peg Nielsen, 206.684.8114