Weather permitting, roadway paint striping will begin June 14 in the Merriman and Valentine areas, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

Vogel Traffic Services, of Orange City, Iowa, has the $831,103 contract. Work includes repainting the yellow and white stripes on roadways. This is a slow speed mobile operation. Drivers should be aware of wet paint when approaching the striping equipment. After striping is completed in the Valentine area, work will progress into the Ainsworth, Springview, and Atkinson areas. Anticipated completion is July 2021.

Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously in and near work zones, to buckle up, and to put phones down.