About 350 miles of roadway in Johnson, Wayne, Wilson, Edgecombe, Halifax, an Nash counties will be restriped this year with a longer-lasting, reflective paint that will be easier to see at night or in the rain.
The N.C. Department of Transportation last month approved three contracts totaling $3.4 million to Roadmark Corp. of Butner to redo the lane markings in the six counties east of Raleigh that comprise the department’s Highway Division 4.
The contractor will use what is commonly referred to as thermoplastic pavement marking, which is a more durable paint that reflects headlights.
“These contracts are part of our continuing efforts to enhance the safety of our roads, and we are targeting the more heavily traveled routes first,” said Corey McLamb, the Division 4 Construction Engineer for NC DOT.
The markings will be used to replace fading lines or to strip recently resurfaced pavement on U.S., N.C. and heavily traveled secondary routes throughout the division. A quick look by county of estimated road miles to be restriped:
- Edgecombe: 43
- Halifax: 49
- Johnston: 47
- Nash: 109
- Wayne: 57
- Wilson: 45
The work is expected to take place between March and the fall.