The B.C. Government has announced this week that road lines with improved visibility are being painted on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.
The new paint uses higher-quality glass beads included in the paint formula, so drivers can see brighter and more reflective road lines.
The result is a 20 per cent improvement in reflectivity.
“Road markings need to not only survive, but shine on B.C.’s West Coast, especially at night and in rainy conditions,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure in a release.
“By including larger, higher quality glass beads in our paint mix, it will be easier for people to see our lines when it’s dark and the weather is bad.”
The painting has started this week in Victoria, Duncan and the Pemberton area. More than 3,000 kilometres of roads and highways will be painted in the region this year.
A Second coat will be applied in areas that experience premature wear.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure says they work closely with contractors to continually test new paint formulations, and products to ensure that high-performing, environmentally friendly formulations are used in B.C.