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White strips / lines on PW county roads ?? What is it?
Posted by: ? boy ()
Date: January 24, 2009 10:54AM

I have been seeing white strips on a lot of roads out in FFX & PW county?? I think this is some of de icer maybe?? What is it anyone know? I have seen a VDOT pick ups drive around with this sprayer in the back and it leaves this white strips all over the road Would love to know whatit is>>
Thanks

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Re: White strips / lines on PW county roads ?? What is it?
Posted by: KeepOnTruckin ()
Date: January 24, 2009 11:04AM

I know what you mean, I will try to grab a picture today

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Re: White strips / lines on PW county roads ?? What is it?
Posted by: hi ()
Date: January 24, 2009 01:17PM

So yea anyone know what it is>?? Maybe I could call Vdot??

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Re: White strips / lines on PW county roads ?? What is it?
Posted by: isdlt ()
Date: January 24, 2009 03:05PM

Road salt residue...it was icy several mornings ago...

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Re: White strips / lines on PW county roads ?? What is it?
Posted by: KeepOnTruckin ()
Date: January 24, 2009 03:37PM

Yeah but it is in symmetrical lines that continue the length of the road

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Re: White strips / lines on PW county roads ?? What is it?
Posted by: Vee Dot ()
Date: January 24, 2009 05:56PM

Liquid de-icer or brine solution.

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Re: White strips / lines on PW county roads ?? What is it?
Posted by: Chica ()
Date: January 24, 2009 10:58PM

Vee Dot is right. They are trying out a new system of pretreating the roads with a brine solution. I wonder if they will get a chance to see if it works since we haven't had any snow or ice. Seems like if they put it down too soon, the effectiveness would have worn off from rain, road wear, etc by the time it snows.

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Re: White strips / lines on PW county roads ?? What is it?
Date: January 24, 2009 11:01PM

I thought this thread was cool until I realized it wasn't about the White Stripes...




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Re: White strips / lines on PW county roads ?? What is it?
Posted by: Bob ()
Date: January 24, 2009 11:46PM

? boy Wrote:
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> I have been seeing white strips on a lot of roads
> out in FFX & PW county?? I think this is some of
> de icer maybe?? What is it anyone know? I have
> seen a VDOT pick ups drive around with this
> sprayer in the back and it leaves this white
> strips all over the road Would love to know
> whatit is>>
> Thanks

I was thinking about asking this question the other day when I noticed them going all the way down 123 from the parkway to Chain Bridge. I had seen them going down the on-ramp onto the toll road from 123, and along a few other spots before that. Now I'm seeing them everywhere.

I wouldn't call them "white stripes", what I've seen looks like four darker lines maybe a few inches wide, about 12 to 18 inches apart in the middle of the lane. But maybe I'm just focusing on the darker lines and not seeing it as wider white stips of whatever is being sprayed.

The first time I saw one, I just figured it was the typical trail of liquid garbage dripping from a trash truck or something. But those don't appear all over the place.

I did think maybe it is de-icer, last night, but still wasn't sure if it wasn't just something random. I guess that would make sense considering where I've seen them -- down hills, on on- and off-ramps, and curves in the road.

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Re: White strips / lines on PW county roads ?? What is it?
Posted by: JohnK1 ()
Date: January 26, 2009 09:23PM

Interesting -- I saw them driving up I-95last weekend and was trying to figure them out myself. They have to be put down as they are straight up the lanes for 10+ miles... If they've figured out a better way to pre-treat the roads that actually stays on ---- great!

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Re: White strips / lines on PW county roads ?? What is it?
Posted by: Bob ()
Date: January 27, 2009 12:05AM

Tonight I finally saw white stripes like the OP described, going up the hill and on the overpass over Rt 7, on 123 (heading towards international drive). They were definitely different from the dark stripes I've seen elsewhere.

I wonder if they are testing out different chemicals/mixtures, or if the white ones have just had salt applied afterwards? They're the same pattern, but the ones I've seen on the off-ramps from the toll road onto 123 and going down towards Chain Bridge were dark.

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Re: White strips / lines on PW county roads ?? What is it?
Posted by: hpfm3 ()
Date: January 27, 2009 12:03PM

i saw that last sunday coming home and shit

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Re: White strips / lines on PW county roads ?? What is it?
Posted by: Bob ()
Date: January 27, 2009 12:24PM

hpfm3 Wrote:
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> i saw that last sunday coming home and shit


It really made you shit? Wow.

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Re: White strips / lines on PW county roads ?? What is it?
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: January 27, 2009 01:07PM

Perhaps they're new crossing lines for the illegal aliens of the area.


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Re: White strips / lines on PW county roads ?? What is it?
Posted by: m4ilm4n ()
Date: January 27, 2009 05:48PM

Interesting - must be a VDOT area-office thing, because while I've seen them in Loudoun, Fairfax and PW, there are none in Fauquier.

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Re: White strips / lines on PW county roads ?? What is it?
Posted by: Take a Stand ()
Date: January 27, 2009 06:48PM

Does this answer your question?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/27/2009 06:49PM by Take a Stand.
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Re: White strips / lines on PW county roads ?? What is it?
Posted by: AllisonRoad? ()
Date: January 27, 2009 08:03PM

I've lost my mind on what I'd find
And all of the pressure that I left behind
On Allison Road
Fools in the rain and if the sun gets through
Fire's in the heaven of the eyes I knew
On Allison Road
Dark clouds fall in when the moon was near
Birds fly by A.M. in her bedroom stare
There was no tellin' what I might find
and I couldn't see I was lost at the time
On Allison Road
Yeah I didn't know I was lost at the time
On Allison Road
So she fills up her sails with my wasted breath
And each one's more wasted than the others you can bet
On Allison Road
Now I can't hide On Allison Road
So why not drive On Allison Road
I know I want to love her but I can't decide
On Allison Road
And I didn't know I was lost at the time
Eyes in the sun
and I went looking for an exit sign
All I wanted to find tonight
On Allison Road
Yeah I didn't know I was lost at the time
On Allison Road
-Guitar Break-
I lost my mind and if the sun gets through
Fire's in the heaven of the eyes I knew
On Allison Road
On Allison Road
Allison Road

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Re: White strips / lines on PW county roads ?? What is it?
Posted by: dono ()
Date: January 27, 2009 08:04PM

Take a Stand Wrote:
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> Does this answer your question?

cool

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Re: White strips / lines on PW county roads ?? What is it?
Posted by: JohnK1 ()
Date: January 27, 2009 08:14PM

VDOT Answer of the new chemical

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ok1Kc8PZYs

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