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Sabs to investigate quality of road paint in CT

The City of CT noticed road & line markings have faded faster over the past 18 months.

FILE: The City's Brett Herron said under ideal conditions, road and line markings are expected to last at least two years. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town said it has spent R42 million on road and line markings during this financial year.

The municipality has appointed the South African Bureau of Standards (Sabs) to investigate the quality of paint that is being used for road and line markings across the Cape Peninsula.

It said it has noticed over the past 18 months that road and line markings fade faster in some areas than in others.

The City's Brett Herron said under ideal conditions, road and line markings are expected to last at least two years, but the paint may fade sooner in areas with high traffic volumes.

"The Sabs will conduct site sampling in four areas across the city in order to establish whether the paint has been diluted or been tampered with."