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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Watch For Wet Paint

It's that time of year again- time to stripe the streets. The City of Coeur d'Alene will bust out the paint next Monday, May 3, weather permitting.

Street striping requires clean, dry streets and reasonably warm air temperatures. City arterials have been swept and city crews have completed their equipment preparations and pre-marking of faded lines, meaning painting work can begin.

Striping is a significant effort that requires the application of over 1,500 gallons of paint, together with nearly five tons of glass beads. The work will take about 12 days of good weather to accomplish. Striping is done only in the daytime when the weather is warm enough for the paint to dry quickly. Citizens are asked to be watchful for painting operations throughout the city over the next few weeks and yield to painting operations to avoid wet paint.

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Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Kootenai County, Idaho. Federal law requires urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people to have an MPO. KMPO was formed in 2003, to provide coordinated transportation planning within Kootenai county for the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and the Coeur d'Alene tribe.

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