Friday, August 19, 2011

The Murals Are Back, Remember Those?

Damage caused by vandals along Los Angeles freeways costs us millions of dollars annually. In many cases vandals have targeted murals along Los Angeles freeways.

To combat such vandalism, the Caltrans Transportation Art Program, working in conjunction with the Los Angeles Conservation Corps (LACC) and the muralists, with the support costs provided by Wells Fargo and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), have initiated the second phase of the Mobile Mural Demonstration Project.

This project is an innovative way to improve freeway aesthetics and reduce disruptions to traffic, at a no cost to taxpayers, and reduce work zone injuries to motorist and maintenance workers.

The mural replicas will be unveiled on US 101 in downtown Los Angeles between Alameda St. and Grand Ave., Monday, August 22 at 10 a.m.