Traffic Paint Striping Crews continue working in Western Kentucky counties

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is continuing traffic paint striping activities across the 12 counties of KYTC District 1.

The contractor has completed some of the work along area 2-lane highways. As weather allows over the next couple of days a paint caravan will be working along Interstate 69 and the Purchase Parkway from the Kentucky-Tennessee State Line at Fulton extending northward through Mayfield and Benton to the I-24/I-69 Exit 25 Interchange at Calvert City.

In addition to this crew working along I-69 and the Purchase Parkway through Fulton, Hickman, Graves, and Marshall Counties, motorists should continue to be alert for mobile paint caravans on the move along highways across the region.

These mobile pain caravans will be on the road during daylight hours anytime weather allows.

While the reflective paint is a special fast-drying formula, motorists are reminded to avoid driving through fresh paint. Paint caravans will be running under normal highway speeds. The paint trucks and support vehicles will be making several passes on each highway segment to place reflective paint along edges and down the center line. To complete their work in a timely manner the paint caravans will have to run for extended distances before pulling over to let traffic pass.

Motorists are asked to use appropriate caution and exercise patience as these crews go about their efforts to make our highways safer for the rest of us.

Motorists should be aware that these mobile caravans will be working along all types of highways. Generally, pavement markings get repainted about every 2 to 3 years depending on traffic count and other factors.

Reynolds-Central Seal Joint-Venture is the prime contractor on this roadway traffic paint striping project for KYTC District 1.