Weather permitting, roadway paint striping will begin Tuesday, May 28, in the Merriman and Valentine areas, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

Sir Lines-a-Lot of Edina, Minn. is the contractor for the project. Work includes repainting the yellow and white stripes on the roadways. This is a slow speed mobile operation. 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 Bassett areas. Anticipated completion is July.

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