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Ensuring Drivers Stay Between The Lines

YOUR EYES DID NOT DECEIVE YOU – If traffic lines at the middle and sides of Sanatoga Road and other state-owned highways in Lower Pottsgrove somehow looked a little brighter to motorists Wednesday (Aug. 12, 2015), there’s an explanation. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation line painting crews were out in the early morning hours, doing their work locally (above). PennDOT reports it annually paints more than 120,000 miles of traffic lines across the state, using more than 700,000 gallons of white paint and more than 1 million gallons of yellow. The paint often includes recycled glass beads to make lines more reflective. PennDOT says its truck sprayers apply paint at a temperature of 110 degrees, so it dries within 90 seconds.

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