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Road line painting

The City paints 2,850,530 metres of road markings in Calgary every year. Roads are inspected annually to identify locations where maintenance is required, and pavement painting is scheduled based on priority and zone.

The pavement marking program runs from May to October, and includes painting and maintenance of various road markings, including:

  • Crosswalks
  • Lane lines
  • Arrows
  • Bike lane markings
  • On-street parking stalls
  • Railway stop line
  • Stop Bar or Stop ‘X’

Painting materials

The City typically uses Low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) paint, which is compliant with Federal Government standards.

While most road markings are painted using this standard, approximately 35 per cent are done with a more durable material called Epoxy.

Roads marked with VOC paint are re-marked every year, while those done with the durable Epoxy are maintained every three to four years.

A number of other line painting materials have been tested in Calgary, but were not considered sustainable for long-term use. These materials include:

  • MMA (methyl-Methacrylate)
  • Thermoplastic (surface applied/inlaid)
  • Prismo Tape
  • 3M Wet reflective tape
  • Rainline (wet reflective)
  • Premark tape (perform thermoplastic)
  • Stamped concrete
  • Stamped asphalt

Report faded or missing road paint

Calgarians can fill out one of the online Service Requests below to report locations where road markings need to be repainted, or to submit a request for new road markings to be painted in locations where none exist.

Report maintenance for existing road markings:

eService - Report line painting required for existing road marking

Request new road markings:

eService - Request a new road marking