|The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that two line painting trucks will work on Interstate 95 between the Bucks County and Delaware County lines in Philadelphia on Saturday (May 12) from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. to refresh traffic lines on the highway. |
Crews will also paint traffic lines on Interstate 676 between Interstate 76 and I-95 in Philadelphia on Saturday (May 12) from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Motorists traveling on I-95 and I-676 can expect to face slowdowns and delays during the slow-moving operation.
PennDOT advised motorists to avoid running over newly painted traffic lines and to remain 100 feet or more behind the operating paint trucks. On the occasion a motorist crosses fresh paint lines before the paint dries, paint may be splattered on the vehicle. Roadway paint usually takes between three and five minutes to dry.
If paint does get onto a vehicle, PennDOT recommends the following methods of removing the water-based paint:
• If the paint is fresh (less than a few hours), wash the painted area with a high-pressure hose, located at most commercial car washes;
• Motorists can also use a commercial latex paint remover which is available at most hardware stores; and
• If the paint has hardened for more than a few hours, saturate a rag, or preferably cheese cloth, with denatured alcohol or petroleum jelly, and hold, do not rub the spots, then wash the area with a high-pressure hose.
PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major highways before heading out.
For more information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly.
Media contact: Charles Metzger, Community Relations Coordinator, 610.205.6801.