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Line Painting

Line painting

Road lines help drivers maintain proper position on roadways, separate opposite flows of traffic, and help indicate and direct traffic into the proper channels. Once the roads are dry and spring street sweeping is underway, line painting begins.

Durable pavement markings, which can last between 7 and 10 years, have been used on roadways throughout Saskatoon for a number of years. Recently, the City of Saskatoon has expanded the use of durable pavement markings to more high traffic roads.

Line Painting - Quick Facts

Road marking or road painting includes all lane lines, edge lines, centre lines, crosswalks, chevrons and sharrows. 

Approximately 900-1000 kilometres of lane, centre and edge lines are painted annually. Higher traffic locations are painted 2 to 3 times a year.

Approximately 1,000 crosswalks are painted annually. Crosswalks on higher traffic locations are painted 2 to 3 times a year.

A typical paint season runs from early April (weather permitting) to September/October (also weather permitting). This allows for high traffic locations to be painted more than once a year.  

A significant portion of line painting on priority streets is done at night to limit the impact to motorists. For safety reasons, pilot vehicles with flashing lights always accompany line marking trucks on priority roadways.

Durable pavement markings are added to roadways annually.