July 14th, 2010
PAINTING OVER GRAFFITIPreserve Infrastructure, by Catherine Higgins.
Graffiti vandals are getting better at defacing structures along state routes but UDOT workers are right on their heels.
“Some people don’t even know we have a graffiti problem because we find it and get rid of it so quick,” says Dave Kelley who works at UDOT Station 2445. Workers use a bridge inspection truck (sometimes called a “snooper” because the arm of the truck reaches under bridges) to get the tough spots. Kelley and others at that station are are also responsible for removing over-grown weeds along state routes.