Oklahoma City needs a coat of graffiti-proof paint

Oklahoman Published: September 14, 2012
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The train trestle over the new Interstate 40 near Shields Boulevard needs to be repainted. This bridge is now showing graffiti with gang signs. I understand there's a paint that's nearly graffiti-proof. Why not have city codes dictate that any flat surface, other than mortar, be painted with that type of paint? I'm amazed by the transformation of downtown Oklahoma City with the removal of the old elevated I-40. It's beautiful and feels spacious. But it's appalling to see all the graffiti that's appeared on bridges, buildings, electrical boxes, light posts, fences — you name it.

If there's no money to create a job or pay a worker to repaint, maybe an organization wanting to take on the task to benefit Oklahoma City would like to do this. Organizations adopt highways, streets and neighborhoods. Why not adopt an “Abolish Graffiti” campaign?

Colleen King, Oklahoma City


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