Estevan streets are getting refreshed up with a new coat of paint.  

"The City of Estevan line painting crew is out now," Norm Mack, City Roads and Drainage Manager, "after we cleaned the streets with the sweepers. Our initial program starts with priority one streets and school zones. If you see workers in that area, they are well signed with work zones, just slow down a bit."

"Our line painting and crosswalk marking that's an ongoing summer project. It happens right from May right until September, there's a lot of marking to do. A lot of it wears off through the winter so it's a yearly project. It has to be done every summer."

The paint used is an oil-based paint that meets regulations for Environment Canada.

"We've used latex in the past and we didn't have much success with that, so we went back to an oil-based paint."

"When they're painting in the crosswalks, drying time takes 15-20 minutes, crosswalks are a little thicker. Lane lines are pretty immediate, it's a fast drying paint that doesn't track. Within minutes it's dry."

As with all construction, drivers are asked to slow down and watch out for workers. 

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