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Road striping in San Juan County begins August 21

San Juan County’s Public Works Department's annual summer road striping schedule will begin Monday, August 21, 2023 and lasting approximately several weeks. Pavement markings, including centerlines, shoulder markings, arrows, and more, are critical features of any safe and effective roadway, and it takes routine maintenance to ensure that these markings are clear, visible, and accurate. 

Find the 2023 Road Striping Maps here: https://www.sanjuanco.com/1356/Map-Gallery.

Sections of roads to be striped this summer: 

  • San Juan IslandRoche Harbor Rd, Rouleau Rd, Limestone Point Rd, Yacht Haven Rd, West Valley Rd, Mitchell Bay Rd, West Side Rd, Egg Lake Rd, Beaverton Valley Rd, Boyce Rd, Wold Rd, San Juan Valley Rd, Douglas Rd, Bailer Hill Rd, Little Rd, Pear Point Rd, Turn Point Rd, Mullis St, Argyle Ave, Golf Course Rd, Cattle Point Rd
  • Lopez Island: MacKaye Harbor Rd, Mud Bay Rd, Center Rd, Dill Rd, Ferry Rd, Lopez Rd, Weeks Rd, Hummel Lake Rd, Tower Dr, Village Rd, Washburn Pl
  • Orcas Island: Killbrew Lak Rd, Orcas Rd, Deer Harbor Rd, Channel Rd, Crow Valley Rd, McNallie Ln, West Beach Rd, Enchanted Forest Rd, Lovers Ln, Main St, Crescent Beach Dr, North Beach Rd, Madrona St, A St, Prune Alley, School Rd, Buckhorn Rd, Terrill Beach Rd, Olga Rd, Rosario Rd, Point Lawrence Rd, Obstruction Pass Rd
  • Shaw Island: Neck Point Rd, Blind Bay Rd

Striping is expected to begin on San Juan Island, then move to other islands over several weeks. This schedule is dependent on weather and other factors and may be subject to change. San Juan County asks drivers to exercise caution when traveling through construction zones and to plan extra time for their commute in case of delays.   

Remember, please drive slowly on freshly painted roads:

  • For their safety: you are driving through an active construction zone - obey flaggers and posted traffic signs.
  • For your safety: don’t drive on freshly painted lines as doing so may splash paint on your vehicle. Though quick-drying paint is used, it does take a few minutes to completely dry on the roads. Note: The paint used is water soluble and will come off your car with soap and water or will wear off.
  • It’s your road: paint is clearer and lasts longer when vehicle speeds are reduced while paint dries. 

Wear and tear are natural for paint that experiences regular traffic, harsh weather, and use by multi-ton vehicles. San Juan County develops and maintains a multi-year plan to preserve roads in the most cost-effective way and uses best practices to help keep rides smooth and safe for drivers. 

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