Scituate: Town Officials Explain White Stripes on Roadways

“There have been calls and questions to the DPW asking why the roadways have stripes. The Town is applying liquid salt brine to the roads in anticipation of the coming storm. The Town typically applies brine to the streets up to 48 hours before a storm or before a forecast cold weekend where there is a potential for icy roads. The application method has been improved which is why the lines are more visible. The brine solution application is cost effective, improves public safety, better for the environment and a part of the DPW’s anti-icing program.” -Town of Scituate

 

Please see the following for more information about salt brine:

https://www.scituatema.gov/department-of-public-works/pages/what-is-salt-brine

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