Posted on: June 13, 2017

Notice of Road Striping Operations

 The Jefferson County Road Maintenance Division will begin their annual lane striping on Monday, July 10, 2017. Work is anticipated to be completed by September 30, 2017. Motorists should expect minor traffic slowdowns or delays on County roads during this period. 

Lane striping operations typically consist of two vehicles traveling single file, separated by approximately 300 feet. The leading vehicle will spray-paint the roadway center line and edge lines. A sign will be mounted on the rear of the follow-behind vehicle, warning drivers against passing the striping vehicles and interfering with painting operations. 

NO TRAFFIC IS ALLOWED BETWEEN THE LEADING PAINT STRIPING VEHICLE AND THE FOLLOW-BEHIND VEHICLE. Jefferson County and the striping contractor will not be responsible for paint removal on vehicles that travel within the wet paint zone between striping operation vehicles. Fresh paint can be very difficult to remove from your vehicle, and drivers in the vicinity of lane striping operations are cautioned against driving on any newly painted lines. The new stripes are typically dry enough to drive on by the time the follow-behind vehicle passes any freshly painted areas. Questions may be directed to the Jefferson Co. Dept. of Public Works, 623 Sheridan St., Port Townsend, WA 98368. Phone: 360-385-9160.