Crews worked overnight to correct a striping project on I-66 eastbound in Centreville, Virginia, after wiggly lines left many drivers confused Monday morning.
Temporary tape striping was laid down just over a week ago, but peeled from the roadway during the morning rush, Virginia Department of Transportation officials say.
Drivers who experienced the wiggly lines described the traffic as "horrific" and said they took alternate roads to avoid accidents Monday.
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"I had to bail off 66 and take the back roads to be able to get to work on time," one driver said.
Crews began fixing the lines Monday around 7 p.m. and work into the early morning hours to complete the job.
The tape was installed as a part of a temporary lane shift while crews rehabilitate the I-66 bridges over Route 29. The lane shift will be in place for three more weeks, VDOT says.
VDOT is working to determine what caused the striping to peel.