Centerline painting starts in Barnstable Monday night

Center yellow lines and white edge lines will be repainted on all main roads

The Town of Barnstable is getting a pavement level spruce up starting Monday night. On Monday, August 4 at 10 p.m., the Town of Barnstable Highway Division will begin repainting the yellow centerline and white edgeline on all main roads in town.

Painting will be done overnight between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. and will continue until all scheduled roads are finished.

Residents are asked to stay off the freshly painted lines for at least 20 minutes--until the paint is dry.

The painting will be done weather-permitting. In all, the project is expected to take five days to complete. The town did not issue an ordered list of roads to be painted.

Barnstable's Highway Division is responsible for the upkeep of 271.19 miles of road in town.

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) dictates that all centerlines be painted yellow and all edgelines be painted white. To learn more about pavement markings, click here. According to Wikipedia, the first centerlines were painted in the United States on roads in Michigan in 1911.


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