PennDOT line painting has started

From staff reports

PennDOT’s northwest district is reminding motorists that line painting operations are underway.

The six-county region, which includes Venango, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer and Warren counties, owns two paint trucks. The equipment is scheduled to complete line-painting operations throughout the region in the coming months, starting with the interstates.

Motorists who encounter a line-painting operation should follow these guidelines:

– Stay back at least 500 feet from the equipment.

– Don’t drive on wet paint lines.

– Don’t pass the trucks in a paint train.

– Be patient as the paint truck will pull over periodically to let traffic pass.

Drivers are responsible to operate their vehicles within the roadway lines and follow all warning and advisory signage, PennDOT says.