TOP PHOTO: This view from WLAF’s Eagle I is high above the section near Big O’s Git-n-Go showing the newly lined lanes on the right side of the new side of Highway 63.

Superior Pavement Marking operator Will Austin is spraying the future traffic light stop marker while SPM operator Joseph Kelley is applying the material to make the line reflective.

By Charlie Hutson

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – A striping project was in full motion late Wednesday afternoon and into the evening on portions of the newly developed side of the new Highway 63/General Carl Stiner Highway.

Joseph Kelley is sitting on the back of the truck just below the arrow board as he operates the sprayer system laying down the new white line.

Joseph Kelley and Will Austin of Superior Pavement Marking were laying down lines on a section of the new Highway 63.

The orange barrels were set out to keep traffic off the freshly painted lines on Wednesday.

According to Kelley, they still have more to do before they are finished. More marking will be needed before traffic is allowed to use it; the transitional marking where you change from the old to the new and from new to old.

Will Austin is driving along the new lanes of Highway 63 as the new lines are being sprayed.

Several more tasks handled by other sub-contractors must be completed like installing new guard rails, moving the traffic lights to the new travel lanes and some other projects before traffic is shifted. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/08/2022-6AM)