Roadway Striping

2019 Schedule

Road Striping is scheduled for Sunday, August 18, 2019. (Weather permitting)

Banner: Road striping June-August. Don't drive over wet paint

Every summer, the City puts down over 2,250 gallons of white and 1,500 gallons of yellow paint to ensure that street markings are highly visible and our roadways are safe. The paint dries within 10 minutes. Drivers are asked to be aware of the painting operation which will take place over two weekends in the summer.

What can I do to avoid the wet paint?

  • NEVER pass the paint truck or trail vehicle
  • NEVER change lanes behind the striping truck or trail vehicles
  • DO NOT swerve back and forth to see around the paint truck or trail vehicle
  • If parked on the street, wait 5 minutes before driving on the painted areas

Schedule

When striping days are scheduled, dates and general locations will be posted to this page and notifications will be sent through e-news. Click here to sign up for Construction and Traffic Alerts.  

The ability to stripe is heavily dependent on weather and plans can change at a moments notice. Always check this page for up-to-date road striping information.

Live Striping Map

  • The truck icon marks the paint truck's current location. Updated every minute when the map is live.
  • The green line shows where the truck has been for the last 20 minutes. Paint is usually dry within 10 minutes.
  • The green line is present even if the truck is not actively painting. The truck could be traveling to another location, headed to refill, etc.
  • Trucks may appear on this map on days we are not striping for testing purposes.

Frequently Asked Questions


The actual dry time will vary by temperature. The “no-track” time for paint in normal weather conditions is approximately 2 minutes, but can take up to 10 minutes. The warmer it is, the quicker it dries, which means that a car crossing the paint stripe will not track paint. We try to stripe when the pavement temperature is greater than 85 degrees. Cooler pavement temperatures mean longer dry times. Be aware that even on warm days, shaded areas remain cooler and paint may still be wet.

Wet paint will splatter on your vehicle and smear on the roadway.

Rinse off the paint immediately. The paint is water-based and will wash off if done right away. For more information, visit our Claims for Damages Form page.

Questions?

Contact Kevin Krall at 360.753.8151, or kkrall@ci.olympia.wa.us

 

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