Crews to stripe state highways

Starting April 1, highway painting crews will be working for the next two months 10 hours a day and seven days a week to strip roadways in Central Missouri.

Crews plan to start first on major routes in Central Missouri laying down yellow and white stripes.

The goal is to complete the task of painting fresh strips on roadways by Memorial Day, the first holiday travel weekend of the summer season when traffic typically increases.

Central District Engineer David Silvester asks drivers in Central Missouri to be alert and careful when they encounter road striping crews.

“We want our crews,” Silvester said, “as well as motorists, to make it home safely.”

The striping crews typically have a slow-moving line of trucks with flashing lights, big electronic boards with flashing arrows and signs warning of “Wet Paint.”

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