Pavement Markings

Request Pavement Markings

City staff does lane striping from Monday to Thursday, usually late evenings or early mornings when traffic is light.

You can request:

  • maintenance on existing traffic markings such as no line at a stop, faded traffic or crosswalk lines etc.
  • new pavement markings  on crosswalks, centerlines or edge lines

Request pavement markings by:

Let us know:

  • the location of the marking
  • the colour of the marking
  • if the marking is close to a school

If you find road paint on your vehicle, call Risk Management at 905-546-2489. 

Rural roads pavement markings

Centre and edge lines on rural roads provide directional guidance to drivers that may not be provided by the contrast between the road surface and the shoulder.

Criteria for centre lines to be painted on rural roads:

  • Roads with an average daily traffic volume greater than 2000 will have centre lines painted every year and more frequently if required. Passing and no-passing zones will be marked.
    • This forms 40% of the total rural roads in Hamilton.
  • Roads with an average daily traffic volume between 500 and 2000 will have centre lines painted every second year. Generally, a single solid centre line will be applied.
    • This covers about 60% of the total rural roads in Hamilton. At this traffic level, paint lines usually remain visible for two years or more, although the reflectivity of the painted line may be diminished in the second year.
  • Roads with an average daily traffic volume less than 500 will not be painted.
    • Very few roads in Hamilton fit this category. This may include dead-end rural roads and roads servicing only a few residents or farms.
  • Roads with a tar and chip seal surface will not be painted until the surface has completely stabilized.
    • It is not economical to paint tar and chip surfaces before they have stabilized, because as the road surface sheds loose gravel, the paint line also disappears. It can take up to six weeks before the road can be painted.