City street-marking project to continue through next week

Thursday, July 16, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

 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.

Lane markings

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.

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Charles Dudley Jr July 16, 2009 | 5:30 a.m.

Ya great way to keep Paul the painter in business. Go paint bike tattoos all over the city,then go repave those streets once said tattoos are in place,then go and repaint said tattoos all over again and use cheap paint that fades in 3 months time on top of that so Paul the painter has job security.

Sounds like a form of Socialistic/Socialism Job Security that everybody across the country is crying about and does not want to think about this country going to Socialism as a whole.

Is the City Council still serving up Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce with that Pork or are they now going to switch to Sticky Pig's? No those flavors are far too good to serve the citizens of Columbia they more than likely buy the cheapo brand at Aldi's.

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