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Striping Fails/Mistakes
« on: September 23, 2014, 10:09:08 PM »

Couldn't find a thread like this anywhere, so I decided to make one. I was just cruising on roads on GM Street View, when I noticed this. http://prntscr.com/4pr2qb

This is on FL SR 50 in Clermont, Florida. As you can see, they must've done a restriping job, and the old striping is still visible, as I circled.

Anybody else want to share some striping fails or mistakes they've seen/found?
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Re: Striping Fails/Mistakes
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2014, 11:21:56 PM »

This is unfortunately the norm in NYSDOT Region 5. When a road gets resurfaced, they'll often put full-size temporary markings down immediately, followed by "permanent" markings a month or so later. Sometimes, the new markings are over the old ones. On more than one occasion in the past few years, the new markings were placed exactly halfway between the temporary ones. Occasionally, they'll leave them, but more often than not, the old ones get ground off. NY 952Q/Walden Ave was redone last year and the temp markings were scraped off. After the bad winter, the ground areas were starting to chip away, forcing them to patch a highway that was resurfaced less than a year prior. This is the case everywhere they got rid of the old markings.

I haven't been on NY 33 since the new markings went down, so I can't say what happened there, but knowing Region 5, I wouldn't be shocked if they pulled another "stupid".
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Re: Striping Fails/Mistakes
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2014, 11:36:29 PM »

Old Lincoln Highway in Trenton - On the right side of the center line, there's a spot where the lines don't meet up at all.

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US 206 NB (N Broad St) in Trenton - Unusually thick lane striping with very tight spacing. Further up ahead, it looks like there's markings for the center lane up ahead, but they don't connect to the actual lane at the signal of E State St. On the same stretch of road past the signal, the tight and thick lane striping continues with a lack of shoulder markings. IIRC, the other side of US 206 is more normal than the north side. Why that may be - I have no clue.
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Re: Striping Fails/Mistakes
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2014, 12:52:05 AM »


This was on Dixon Ln in Flower Mound, TX a few years ago. The contractor did it.

Also, in the 1980's, in Marion County, TN, the county painted a broken white stripe down the center of a two-lane, two way rural road.
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Re: Striping Fails/Mistakes
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2014, 12:59:47 AM »

I have a smaller  wobble in front of my house.  Look at it every trip to the mailbox.


ARRRGGGGGHHHHHH !!!!!
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Re: Striping Fails/Mistakes
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2014, 02:21:05 AM »


This was on Dixon Ln in Flower Mound, TX a few years ago. The contractor did it.

Also, in the 1980's, in Marion County, TN, the county painted a broken white stripe down the center of a two-lane, two way rural road.

Since that appears to be a construction area, the yellow shoulder stripe may be on purpose.
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Re: Striping Fails/Mistakes
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2014, 10:07:50 AM »

I've seen some minor striping mistakes here in Huntsville since they restriped a lot of the roads around here lately. I'll post about them later once I can remember all of them.
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Re: Striping Fails/Mistakes
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2014, 02:12:56 PM »

I need to dig out the photos I took circa 2000 of a stripe being painted over some old roadkill on US 421 in Frankfort. I'd seen pictures on the Internet, but when I saw it in person, I did a double-take and braved afternoon rush-hour traffic to go out and get pictures.
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2014, 04:15:35 AM »

Contractor-applied white center line ... I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass, Washington. Has since been fixed.

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Re: Striping Fails/Mistakes
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2014, 05:09:45 PM »

I think I have one of the worst re-painting jobs you will ever see.  The City of Anniston re-painted the lines along Coleman Road, in poor fashion.  Here are some of my photos, to see the rest go to: http://geekalabama.com/2013/06/05/roadscapes-wednesday-new-road-paint-along-coleman-road/






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Re: Striping Fails/Mistakes
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2014, 05:19:29 PM »

Oof, that striping is hideous  :ded:

I don't think I've ever in my life seen anything that sloppy, Lordy Jesus.  :-o
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Re: Striping Fails/Mistakes
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2014, 06:27:51 PM »

I think I have one of the worst re-painting jobs you will ever see.  The City of Anniston re-painted the lines along Coleman Road, in poor fashion...

Looks like a typical Erie County, NY paint job, except the dashes are the proper length in your pics
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« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2014, 07:41:30 PM »

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Re: Striping Fails/Mistakes
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2014, 10:46:38 PM »

I-94 in Wisconsin has 2 yellow and 2 white lines for both Eastbound and Westbound directions.
http://goo.gl/maps/oyTTo  The double line stretch for about 3 miles from MM 290 to 282.
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« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2014, 11:37:01 PM »

I-94 in Wisconsin has 2 yellow and 2 white lines for both Eastbound and Westbound directions.
http://goo.gl/maps/oyTTo  The double line stretch for about 3 miles from MM 290 to 282.

I've seen this in Michigan too (or maybe it was IN? or both?)
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Re: Striping Fails/Mistakes
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2014, 03:08:02 PM »

One of the white lines on the Michigan route is painted over the sawed-in rumble strips, am I correct?

That's actually a safety feature they call "rumble stripes;" the reflective paint on the vertical walls of the sawed-in cuts is supposed to be more visible at night.
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« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2014, 03:49:20 PM »

I think some of this can be termed "Striping Nitpicking".

Often times, when lines are repainted and they need to revise the position of the line, they won't go thru the effort of sandblasting the old line away.  They'll just paint the new line where it's needed, and eventually the old line will wear away.  I could site numerous county roads near me where they've reduced the lane width from 12' to 11', but are leaving the old line behind to fade out.   

If it's a serious concern, such as trying to figure out which lines truly mark a travel lane, then yes they should take the time to remove the line.  But if it's clear the new line is a few inches inside of a fading old line, then it's not so much a fail as it is they are just redefining the travel lane.
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« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2014, 03:56:52 PM »

I think I have one of the worst re-painting jobs you will ever see.  The City of Anniston re-painted the lines along Coleman Road, in poor fashion.  Here are some of my photos, to see the rest go to: http://geekalabama.com/2013/06/05/roadscapes-wednesday-new-road-paint-along-coleman-road/

Drinking and striping.  Don't do it.
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« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2014, 04:17:04 PM »

 

If it's a serious concern, such as trying to figure out which lines truly mark a travel lane, then yes they should take the time to remove the line.

otherwise, you end up with the San Bernardino Freeway, which has something like four distinct sets of lane stripes, and they are indistinguishable when driving into the sun.
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« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2014, 08:35:45 PM »

I think I have one of the worst re-painting jobs you will ever see.  The City of Anniston re-painted the lines along Coleman Road, in poor fashion.  Here are some of my photos, to see the rest go to: http://geekalabama.com/2013/06/05/roadscapes-wednesday-new-road-paint-along-coleman-road/

Drinking and striping.  Don't do it.

See also this:
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« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2014, 07:26:13 AM »

It happens in the UK as well. We had to bring a contractor back after they painted wobbly centre lines on a major road to fix it at their own expense.
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« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2014, 06:13:23 AM »

The driver of the vehicle that did the temporary striping on I-405 SB in Bellevue, WA, probably got a DUI.
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Re: Striping Fails/Mistakes
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2014, 11:59:43 PM »

Definitely not the worst of the worst, but the restriping on this section of US 40 (parallel to I-70) near Golden, Colorado certainly isn't the best of the best  :)

https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/127322363@N08/15308386973/
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Re: Striping Fails/Mistakes
« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2014, 01:28:29 PM »


Anyone see a coyote chasing a roadrunner through here? It looks like the paint truck pulled off the road, but forgot to turn off the paint. They tried to cover it with black paint, but it didn't work very well. I think it will wear off, as well. ADOT needs to sandblast off the old paint. There is a nasty dropoff past the shoulder here. (AZ 89 north of Wilhoit)
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