City installing thermoplastic pavement markings

City of Natchitoches workers began work Monday, March 22 installing thermoplastic pavement markings on several city streets. Here, they mark the crosswalks at the intersection of Second and St. Denis Streets. See full story on page 2A. Photo by Hannah Richardson
Source: City of Natchitoches
The City of Natchitoches began work Monday, March 22 to install thermoplastic pavement markings on several city streets.

In the Thursday, March 25, 2021, print edition
This project will consist of replacing the existing painted pavement markings at the following locations on Second Street and Old Robeline Road with new thermoplastic pavement markings:
* Second Street – Replacement of crosswalk markings at St. Denis Street, Church Street, Trudeau Street and Touline Street as well as replacement of markings at University Parkway.
* Old Robeline Road – Replacement of intersection markings at University Parkway and replacement of left-turn lane markings at entrances into businesses between University Parkway and Amanda Street.
Thermoplastic is a pavement marking material that is a 100% solid, environmentally and user safe compound. These markings are expected to last longer than the previously installed painted markings.
During the installation process, the contractor will maintain one-lane, two-way traffic.  Traffic delays are expected to be minimal during the timeline of this project.  The work is expected to be completed by the end of the week, weather permitting.
When traveling through the area, motorists should proceed with caution and follow flagger instructions.