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Striping Of Missouri Highways

The repainting of the lines on Missouri’s Freeways, Highways and numbered and lettered routes creates rolling work zones that will cause back-ups and slower traffic.  The Missouri Department of Transportation says they are currently striping two-lane roadways and will be working on freeways and expressways in June, July, and August. Drivers will see slow-moving caravans of trucks refreshing the lines on the roadway.

Motorists are reminded the striping crews are traveling at really slow speeds, so please don’t drive distracted and pay attention.  Striping crews must travel slowly as they paint roadway markings to ensure a good quality line. The striping trains move between 8 and 12 mph when workers are painting white and yellow lines on the highways. Drivers will see trucks with flashing lights, boards with flashing arrows and signs that say, “SLOW VEHICLES” and “WET PAINT” will be seen in these areas.

MoDOT says most of the striping is done during daylight hours. However, it is not uncommon to see crews working at night on interstate highways and other high-volume divided highways. Rain or very damp conditions will cancel or cut short any striping work that is scheduled.

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