ODOT hires contractor to help clean up graffiti along Portland interstates

(Courtesy: ODOT)

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - People will notice more graffiti cleanup efforts along Portland interstates during the month of June, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.

ODOT says it has hired a contractor, River City Environmental, to clean areas along Interstates 5, 205 and 405. The contract runs through June 30 with work able to take place 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. Crews will paint over visible graffiti along the interstates, including on sound walls and bridge pillars, according to ODOT.

The cleanups will take place along:

  • Interstate 5, between I-205 and the Interstate Bridge
  • Interstate 205, between the Abernethy Bridge and the Columbia River
  • Interstate 405

ODOT says no lanes will close during the cleanups.

While crews have spent time clearing graffiti and keeping public spaces clean, ODOT says the problem is getting worse. The work by the contractor comes in addition to the work by ODOT maintenance crews. Once the contract is done, ODOT crews will continue their cleanup efforts. ODOT says it will continue to develop resources needed to more "aggressively clean graffiti."

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nativepdx

Graffiti needs to be cleaned up as soon as it shows up.

Honey

Ted and his mom should pay the bill

slippery

This is what you get when Portland invites every law breaker and deadbeat in the country to move to their city.

CommonSensePrevails

Maybe you should install pepper spray machines on the walls, so when these idiots try and spray, it sprays them back in the face! ENFORCE THE D*** LAWS!

guest23463

Yes. We should install "pepper spray machines" on the walls. Why haven't the police thought of "pepper spray machines"?! Such good advice from "defund the media" who is posting on a media forum.

CommonSensePrevails

I sure don't hear any bright ideas from someone too stupid to come up with an original moniker. Moron.

mairez

Why not put law-breakers to work cleaning that mess up?????

Eliza Cassan

waste of time and money, cheaper to simply enforce to laws and clear those people away, otherwise they'll be re-cleaning that spray paint every week

CommonSensePrevails

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PDX2MtHood

It wont matter because a day or two later it will covered again because Portland loves criminals and thugs more than law-abiding tax paying citizens.

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