We’re all happy to see the sunshine today, but the City of Spokane seems particularly happy. They just sent out a news release announcing how they are welcoming spring: by striping streets.

That’s right, the release says that each year, the City eagerly awaits warm, dry weather in order to repaint lane lines, crosswalks, and other street markings, which they were able to do today.

Also for the first time this year, crews today began using “hot mix” asphalt for street repairs. During the winter months, the asphalt plants shut down and only “cold mix” asphalt, which is limited in uses, is available.

The Street Department asks that motorists slow down around City Street crews and drive carefully around areas that have been coned off for street work. Motorists should not cross wet paint lines; the paint used is difficult to remove from automotive paint finishes.

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