PennDOT is scheduled to paint new traffic lines on Interstate 95 between the Philadelphia line and the New Jersey state line in Bucks County on Saturday, June 4, from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The schedule is contingent on the weather. PennDOT urges motorists to use caution, stay a considerable distance behind the paint truck, and do not drive across freshly painted lines.
Traffic line painting can only be performed when the weather is warm and dry, because rain, high humidity or temperatures below 50 degrees will increase the normal drying time of between 90 and 120 seconds. Paint trucks may also be rerouted to paint another state highway in the event of excessive traffic volume or significant delays on the scheduled roadway.
PennDOT line-painting crews use sophisticated equipment that heats the paint to about 110 degrees and then sprays the material on the roadway. While the paint is still wet, beads made of recycled glass are automatically applied to provide reflectivity. PennDOT uses nearly 900,000 pounds of glass beads in southeastern Pennsylvania.