The City spends $36,150 annually on traffic paint and reflective glass beads for pavement marking. In areas where maximum durability is needed, such as where school crosswalks are located on high volume roads, a melt down plastic material is used.
The City's two two-man paint crews start their season in May and finish around October when inclement weather begins. Each crew consists of one full-time and one seasonal employee. One crew works a day shift from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm repainting centerlines and edge lines. The second crew works nights from midnight to 7:30 am repainting crosswalks, arrows, curbs, and stop bars.
Pavement marking includes:
- 14 - Stop legends
- 143 - School crossings
- 67 - School stop bars
- 56.5 - Total miles of street painted
- 21 - Raised islands in 13 locations
- 5 - RR Legend locations
- 218 - Regular crosswalks
- 226 - Regular stop bars
- 703 - Parking T's in 9 locations
- 32 - City-owned parking lots
For more traffic-related information, you can visit the US Dept. of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration