I-279 PARKWAY NORTH LINE PAINTING OPERATIONS CONTINUE TUESDAY – FRIDAY, MAY 26 – 29
Line painting operations on I-279 (Parkway North) in Allegheny County, continue Tuesday-Friday, May 26-29 weather permitting.
Work to repaint lines on I-279 in each direction will occur from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Route 65 and I-79. Additionally, lines will be repainted at all interchanges.
PennDOT advises motorists to exercise caution and patience, and suggests allowing at least 250 feet (13 car lengths) behind line painting equipment to avoid damage. Motorists should avoid passing the paint vehicles unless directed by a paint crew member or flag person to do so. Passing too quickly can cause damage to fresh paint lines and may result in paint on the motorist’s vehicle. Line painting vehicles normally pull over every two and one-half miles or when safety permits. Recent technological advancements on the mix of formulas have produced fast dry paints that are dry to the touch within 2 to 3 minutes. It is crucial to stay off these lines during the curing period.
Motorists who accidentally get paint on their vehicles should immediately wash the paint off with a high-pressure water stream and detergent. Dried paint can be removed with de-natured alcohol and a soft cloth. Generally, PennDOT is not responsible for paint on vehicles.