Roadway Striping

Striping Update

Road striping has concluded for the year. We will continue next summer.

Live Striping Map

  • The truck icon marks paint truck's current location (Updated every minute).
  • The green line shows where the truck has been for the last 20 minutes (Paint is usually dry within 10 minutes).
  • The green line is present even if the truck is not actively painting (in-route to another location, headed to refill, etc.).
  • Trucks may appear on this map on days we are not striping for testing purposes.

NOTE: This map is a very basic, first year version. We hope to add additional features prior to next year's road striping.


Caution - WET PAINT!

Every summer, the City puts down over 2,250 gallons on white and 1,500 gallons of yellow paint to ensure that street markings are highly visible and our roadways are safe.

What can I do to avoid the wet paint?

  • NEVER pass the paint truck or trail vehicle
  • NEVER change lanes behind the striping truck or trail vehicles
  • DO NOT swerve back and forth to see around the paint truck or trail vehicle
  • If parked, wait 5 minutes before driving on the painted areas

Frequently Asked Questions


The actual dry time will vary by temperature. The “no-track” time for paint in normal weather conditions is approximately 2 minutes. The warmer it is, the quicker it gets to a “no-track” state, which means that a car traveling 40 mph crossing the line will not track the paint onto the lane. We try to stripe when the pavement temperature is greater than 85 degrees. Cooler pavement temperatures equate to longer “no-track” and dry times. Be aware that even on warm days, shaded areas remain cooler and may still have wet paint when the rest has already dried.

Not only will you splatter paint onto your vehicle and smear the roadway, you may also create an unsafe driving condition. Striping paint includes thousands of tiny glass reflector beads that are designed to be clearly visible when illuminated by headlights. The reflective lane stripe helps drivers see the road at night and in the rain. When you drive over the paint you remove these beads.

Rinse off the paint immediately – the paint is water-based, and will wash off if done right away. For more information, visit our Claims for Damages Form page.


Schedule

When striping days are scheduled, dates and times will be sent out in a City News Release and publicized on our home page.

However, the ability to stripe is heavily dependent on weather and plans can change at a moments notice. Always check this page for up-to-date road striping information.

Tentative 2017 Schedule       

  • Saturday, July 22
  • Sunday, July 23
  • Saturday, July 29 (if necessary)
  • Sunday, July 30 (if necessary)

Questions?

Contact Kevin Krall at 360.753.8151, or kkrall@ci.olympia.wa.us