MoDOT part of nationwide striping paint shortage -

MoDOT part of nationwide striping paint shortage

(KMOV) - The Missouri and Illinois departments of transportation will soon be affected by a nationwide shortage of road-striping paint.

The shortage comes from a fire a couple months ago at a Dow Construction Chemical Plant which led to a shortage of Methyl Methacrylate, an ingredient that makes striping paint tough and reflective.

MoDOT usually receives a couple paint deliveries a week, they haven't had any deliveries for three weeks now. 

They are hoping to have a healthy paint supply again by September or October.  



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