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Jun
03

I-440 Graffiti Mushrooming Beyond Control

As reported earlier here, the City of Raleigh has an excellent attitude about fighting graffiti. It is a high priority to remove any markings within 24 hours, as this serves as a deterrent to additional graffiti. Unfortunately the State of North Carolina’s Transportation Department does not share this policy, and has allowed graffiti on I-440 to explode at an alarming rate.

I called the department and spoke with someone who explained that the department’s highest priority is maintaining roadways, and that graffiti is not a high priority this week given the number of roadway situations due to the rains. Sorry, but the state has ignored ALL graffiti markings on I-440 since mid March, and it sure hasn’t rained for that long. I also explained that painting over graffiti on red brick walls with beige paint does not quite accomplish the goals set forth by the city.

PLEASE take a moment to call the transportation department at (919) 733-2191 and explain that you care about the beauty of Raleigh and are concerned about this exponentially growing problem. This needs to be nipped in the bud before some idiot tries to argue that this type of vandalism is “art” and should remain.

Of course, if you spot graffiti in Raleigh that is not on an interstate highway, contact the City of Raleigh immediately at 919-996-6001 or email .


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  • Billy Said:

    I’d much rather the DOT put the roads as a priority over a few harmless spots of paint.

  • Lee Said:

    Well, let me know which roads have actually been made a priority then, because it sure seems like all road maintenance has gone wanting.

  • Dana Said:

    So using Billy’s logic, it is OK for someone to spray paint whatever they want all over his house and blow up his mailbox because there are murders out there on which the cops should be focused.

  • JeffS Said:

    So who do we call to report the dangerous polluters circling I-440?

    We need to explain that you care about the beauty of Raleigh and are concerned about this exponentially growing problem. This needs to be nipped in the bud before some idiot tries to argue that this type of vandalism is “art” and should remain.

  • WNF IV Said:

    I agree 100%. The integrity of the beltline is something we must protect at all costs. If we let this graffiti spiral out of control we’ll be dealing with a bunch of hipsters wanting to “tag” random warehouses in downtown Raleigh. The DOT has already done enough to ruin Glenwood and Wade, now they’re just turning their back to the beauty of our last line of defense. Unbelievable.

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