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Line Painting

Line painting

Road lines help drivers maintain proper position on roadways, separate opposite flows of traffic, and help indicate and direct traffic into the proper channels. Once the roads are dry and spring street sweeping is underway, line painting begins.

Durable markings, which can last between 7 and 10 years, have been used on roadways throughout Saskatoon for a number of years; the City of Saskatoon is expanding the use of durable pavement markings to more high traffic roads as part of the Building Better Roads campaign.

Line Painting - Quick Facts

Approximately 900-1000 kilometres of lane, centre, and edge lines are painted annually. Higher traffic locations are painted 2 to 3 times a year.

Approximately 1,000 crosswalks are painted annually. Crosswalks on higher traffic locations are painted 2 to 3 times a year.

A typical paint season runs from early April (weather permitting) to September/October (also weather permitting). This allows for high traffic locations to be painted more than once a year.  

A significant portion of line painting on priority streets is done at night to limit the impact to motorists. For safety reasons, pilot vehicles with flashing lights always accompany line marking trucks on priority roadways.

Durable Pavement markings are added to roadways annually. In 2018, an estimated 8000 metres of semi-permanent markings  will be placed on roadways around the city, including

Idylwyld Dr N – 33rd St to 39th St
Circle Dr S WB – On the new pavement just west of Clarence Ave
22nd St – 3rd Ave to 5th Ave
Confederation Dr SB – Mall Access to 22nd St
Circle Dr/Taylor St NW Ramp
Circle Dr/Warman Rd NE Ramp
Idylwyld Dr N – 20th St to 22nd St