Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Line Painting To Improve

Posted on 4/13/2016 5:00 PM by Pete McIntyre 107.5 KISSFM
The City of Vernon is hoping to get a higher quality of line painting on local roads. There has been several complaints about how faded the current lines are. "The City has recently re-issued the line painting tender to provide for a higher standard of quality assurance," reads an operations department report to city council. As part of a new tender, the successful company will have use a specific device called a Digital Pavement Marking Measuring Instrument, to measure and record the thickness of the paint to ensure it meets the requirements. A paint made from an organic compound has been used for the lines on local and provincial roads the last three years, replacing an oil-based paint. The city looked into an option to use a thermo-plastic paint that can last five years, but is far more costly than the organic based product ($6 per metre compared to $.30 a metre). "The term of the contract has also been reduced from three years to two to allow for potential changes in regulations and/or specifications or if otherwise directed by Council," states the report. Once a contractor is chosen, Public Works Manager James Rice told council, line painting around Vernon should start in two weeks.

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