(Jefferson City)–In addition to mowing operations right now, the Missouri Department of Transportation has begun road striping operations in the state.
MODOT is 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. Striping crews must travel slowly as they paint roadway markings to ensure a good quality line. The striping trains move between 8 and 12 miles per hour when workers are painting white and yellow lines on the highways. The trucks have flashing lights, boards with flashing arrows, and signs that say, “Slow Vehicles” and “Wet Paint.” Motorists are being advised to slow down as soon as they see the lights and signs and keep a safe distance until it is safe to go around the trucks.