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Sept. 20, 2012



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MnDOT alerts drivers to watch for highway paint striping crews
Crews working in slow-moving operation


MANKATO, Minn. – Motorists should be prepared to slow down when approaching highway paint striping crews  on various state highways in south central Minnesota beginning Thursday, Sept. 27.


Paint striping operations move at 10-13 mph. A truck with warning lights follows the paint striping truck to alert motorists approaching from behind.


Motorists should give workers plenty of room and pass with extreme caution. Motorists are also advised to stay off the freshly painted lines to prevent damage to their vehicles.


MnDOT expects the painting operations to take about three weeks.


Crews use epoxy to paint the lines on high-traffic roads, which lasts two to four years. They use latex on lower-traffic roads, which lasts one to two years.









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