COLUMBIA — For motorists frustrated with temporary lane markings around town, a solution is on its way.
Crews will be painting permanent lane stripes and other symbols on numerous city streets through July 24. The streets undergoing marking are part of a list that underwent milling and overlay in May and June.
Crews will be painting permanent lane markings and other symbols on the following city streets through July 24:
Weymeyer Drive, from east end to Brown School Road
Whitegate Drive, from Paris Road to Sylvan Lane
Paris Road, from Business Loop 70 to College Avenue
Old 63, from Broadway to Lakewood Apartments
Trimble Road from Brickton to new concrete
Conley Road, from Staples driveway to Trimble Road
Rollins Street, from William Street to College Avenue
Hitt Street, from Broadway to Elm Street
Tenth Street, from Broadway to Elm Street
Ash Street, from Tenth Street to Providence Road
Fourth Street, from Broadway to Locust Street
Fifth Street, from Broadway to Elm Street
Sixth Street, from Broadway to Elm
Hardin Street, from Broadhead Street to Hope Place
Clinkscales Road, from Worley to Broadway
Broadway, from Clinkscales Road to Stadium Boulevard
Cowan Drive, from Rollins Road to south end
Radcliffe Drive, from east end to Colby Drive
Green Meadows Road, from Bethel Drive to outer road
The $127,000 project is being done by Park Mark Inc., a St. Louis-based company that does ongoing work for the city.
"This project is part of our annual summertime marking that we do every year," said Jill Stedem, spokeswoman for the Columbia Public Works Department. "There are approximately 20 selected streets they are working on."
Stedem said some motorists have experienced problems with the temporary center-stripe markers on those streets.
"We had the mill and overlay done and the company has not made it here to do lane markings," Stedem said. "The intent is to have those taken care of by next week with permanent street markers to help alleviate problems."
Park Mark Inc. was hired because the city doesn't have the special equipment required, Stedem said.
Park Mark will be working on various streets from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday using epoxy paint that has a five-year warranty.
The city advises motorists to avoid crossing freshly painted lines and to use an alternative route whenever possible.