MoDOT trying new coating to combat graffiti

Monday, April 4, 2011 | 7:32 a.m. CDT; updated 10:33 a.m. CDT, Monday, April 4, 2011

KANSAS CITY — State highway workers are testing a new coating that is designed to make the job of removing graffiti easier.

The state will close a lane of northbound Interstate 35 near Kansas City on Monday and Tuesday to remove graffiti on a nearby wall. Workers will then apply an anti-graffiti coating, which is supposed to make it easier to wash paint off in the future.

The Kansas City Star reports that a Kansas City company donated the substance. Project manager Brian Kidwell says if it works on the test site, the department will consider using it in other trouble spots.



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