In the interest of improving visibility and increasing highway safety for drivers, several stretches of road across the province will be getting a fresh coat of upgraded pavement markings.
On Vancouver Island, crews will work on marking side roads in the Duncan area and parts of Highway 1 between Duncan and Victoria all week.
This schedule is subject to changes due to weather, and drivers are reminded to slow down, obey all traffic control personnel and use caution when travelling through areas where crews are marking pavement.
A new paint formula is making use of higher-quality glass beads so that road markers will be brighter and more reflective.
As of December 2018, the province has committed to painting 20% more lines annually using this new formula, second-coat application in areas that experience premature wear, and enhanced contractor monitoring and auditing to maintain consistent performance.
The pavement marking program receives approximately $20 million per year from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.