A sample of pavement marking shows how clearly a message can be given a driver when markings are evident and new.

27 street locations to get new pavement markings in 2017

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A sample of pavement marking shows how clearly a message can be given a driver when markings are evident and new.

A sample of pavement marking shows how clearly a message can be given a driver when markings are evident and new.

One major street and one minor street will be remarked per month as part of the Pavement Marking Program in Pearland.

Seven street intersections have recently received new markings.

The program is a result of Pearland City Council approving a $240,000 unit cost contract for pavement marking in the city.

The markings are used for drivers providing indications of which part of the road to use or about conditions ahead. When visibility is limited due to adverse weather conditions, road markings help.

Currently, 27 locations have been scheduled for 2017. A major street will take approximately two weeks to complete with a minor street taking one to two days.

The city is using two types of pavement marking materials, painted markings and thermoplastic markings.

Painted markings are used in general for low traffic volume locations. Thermoplastic markings are applied at higher traffic volume locations since this type of material lasts longer.

Intersections have thermoplastic markings.

Long lines are generally painted markings.

New pavement markings create safer streets and provide a neat, uniform aesthetic, according to city officials.

Story by Karolyn Gephart