Alaska Highway line painting at least two weeks away

It'll be at least two weeks until lines are painted on repaved sections of the Alaska Highway between Fort St. John and Taylor.

Contractors are currently finishing up work on side roads in the area as part of the highway resurfacing project, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

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"The next step is to complete a sand seal of the pavement, which extends the longevity of the asphalt," a spokesperson said in a statement.

"Weather dependent, the sand seal will start next week and requires one week to cure. This will be shortly followed by our line painting crews."

Temporary lane markers have been painted on the road for safety and visibility, the ministry said.

However, some motorists have raised concerns about their poor visibility on the highway over the last few weeks due to the rainy weather.

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