Graffiti eyesore on I-35 finally coming down - KCTV5

Graffiti eyesore on I-35 finally coming down

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If you’ve driven down certain parts of I-35, you’ve seen the signs. Graffiti has hit a handful and remained there for nearly five months. (KCTV5) If you’ve driven down certain parts of I-35, you’ve seen the signs. Graffiti has hit a handful and remained there for nearly five months. (KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

Since March, if you’ve driven down certain parts of I-35, you’ve seen the graffiti covering some of the highway signs.

The Kansas Department of Transportation says signs will be replaced within the next couple of weeks. They say replacing them will cost around $2,000 for the signs and an additional $1,000 each for a new anti-graffiti covering so they can be cleaned in the future without damaging the signs.

But KDOT points out it doesn’t just cost money, it also takes time and not just for the people doing the work.

"There's the cost of replacing the signs. There are the additional costs of having a contractor come and hang those signs. There's the cost to the traveling public which is immense because we have to do lane closures and inconvenience people," Joshua Welge said.

In addition to replacing the signs, which will be handled by outside contractors, KDOT will also be removing all the ladders on the sides. They will also be removing the catwalks to try and further prevent people from doing graffiti.

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