A great letter from Ritchie Leslie regarding line painting on our highways and in our city as well I should add.
Faded and almost non-existent road markings are not only dangerous, they reflect poorly (pun intended) on our province and our city.
While I don’t pretend to know anything about the economics of line painting, here’s what I do know.
Orillia, Ont., the town I grew up in, required any paint supplier who wanted the city’s business to provide a can of paint for test purposes. The city painted a foot-wide stripe across the main highway from each can of paint.
I remember seeing as many as 10 stripes in the 100-foot test area.
Now we had long winters and lots of studded tires and after the one-year test period, some stripes were barely visible.
The paint that stood up the best was the paint the city used period.