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(WGGB)   How do you clean up 100 gallons of yellow paint without destroying the highway it spilled on? Please send answers to MassDOT District 2, Northampton, Mass   (wggb.com) divider line 72
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2013-07-03 04:27:03 PM
www.wggb.com

After that, the rest of the state would like them to remove their extremely obnoxious "Welcome" sign.
 
2013-07-03 04:27:36 PM
i780.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-03 04:28:30 PM
100 gallons of black paint
 
2013-07-03 04:31:31 PM
www.pophistorydig.com
 
2013-07-03 04:37:11 PM
Someone call Kramer
 
2013-07-03 04:37:13 PM

dletter: [www.wggb.com image 300x238]

After that, the rest of the state would like them to remove their extremely obnoxious "Welcome" sign.


Our Attorney General already filed suit. He's claiming all crops in CT are failing due to the sign.
 
2013-07-03 04:47:58 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-03 05:05:08 PM
What you're going to need is some nail polish and a shiatload of cotton balls, along with at least one box of wine.
 
2013-07-03 05:07:34 PM

PainInTheASP: What you're going to need is some nail polish and a shiatload of cotton balls, along with at least one box of wine.


25.media.tumblr.com

Somebody's gonna have to go back and get a shiatload of cotton balls!
 
2013-07-03 05:13:30 PM

Donnchadha: PainInTheASP: What you're going to need is some nail polish and a shiatload of cotton balls, along with at least one box of wine.

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x313]

Somebody's gonna have to go back and get a shiatload of cotton balls!


The clip from that does make me wonder.... did people ever set up "unofficial toll booths" before cars?   Seems like if someone had a large plot of land somewhere way back then and it was between some natural boundaries that were hard to navigate around, or had a strip of land and put a fence up along it (so, you'd have to go miles out of your way in either direction to get around it), some unscrupulous person might have put up a rudimentary "toll booth" to make people pay for direct passage.
 
2013-07-03 05:16:48 PM

dletter: some unscrupulous person might have put up a rudimentary "toll booth" to make people pay for direct passage.


It's called a turnpike. It's part of the American Way™ of private government.

We don't have any toll roads in Arizona. Yet.
 
2013-07-03 05:20:30 PM
 
2013-07-03 05:21:56 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: dletter: some unscrupulous person might have put up a rudimentary "toll booth" to make people pay for direct passage.

It's called a turnpike. It's part of the American Way™ of private government.

We don't have any toll roads in Arizona. Yet.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turnpike_trusts

Thanks... didn't know that is where "turnpike" came from, that it was pre-auto's.   Just pass through on them when travelling to the N.E.    I guess i am wondering though if their is any history of people doing that in the "Wild wild west" before those area's became states and people were pretty much just "settling" in those areas.
 
2013-07-03 05:29:13 PM
Sorry. This link to the Yellow Streak photos didn't require registration.

http://www.gazettenet.com/news/7201515-95/state-seeks-alternative-me th ods-for-cleanup-of-paint-spill-on-route-202-in-south

//the only difference I see is an extra space in the word "methods"

www.gazettenet.com
 
2013-07-03 05:30:19 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk: 100 gallons of black paint a $1.3 billion reconstruction project

Massachusified for you.
 
2013-07-03 05:42:16 PM

Gulper Eel: MaudlinMutantMollusk: 100 gallons of black paint a $1.3 billion reconstruction project

Massachusified for you.


After delays and political greasing it'll be closer to $15 billion.
 
2013-07-03 05:55:29 PM

Gulper Eel: MaudlinMutantMollusk: 100 gallons of black paint a $1.3 billion reconstruction project

Massachusified for you.


Oooooh.... that's edgy and a sick burn
 
2013-07-03 05:57:55 PM

Gulper Eel: MaudlinMutantMollusk: 100 gallons of black paint a $1.3 billion reconstruction project

Massachusified for you.


woot! new condo headed my way!

/it's da Daley way
 
2013-07-03 06:05:09 PM
We could draw skulls on it.
 
2013-07-03 06:08:29 PM
Cover it using a Dry Erase board marker.  Then wipe it all off with a cloth.
 
2013-07-03 06:10:38 PM

notmtwain: [www.gazettenet.com image 801x531]

More photos at:
http://www.gazettenet.com/search/7201515-95/state-seeks-alternative- me thods-for-cleanup-of-paint-spill-on-route-202-in-south


I did not know that cars could have diarrhea.
 
2013-07-03 06:11:01 PM
Just leave it be. I remember there was a paint truck spill on the 405 about 10 years ago that left a big white spot over a few lanes, and they just let it fade away. It doesn't seem to be all that hazardous looking.
 
2013-07-03 06:12:07 PM
It's Central Massachusetts. To anyone inside 495, the rest of the State doesn't exist. Let the paint stay there.
 
2013-07-03 06:13:15 PM
Seen nearby...

0.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com
 
2013-07-03 06:13:25 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: dletter: some unscrupulous person might have put up a rudimentary "toll booth" to make people pay for direct passage.

It's called a turnpike. It's part of the American Way™ of private government.

We don't have any toll roads in Arizona. Yet.


We just got out first one in NC, courtesy of the current Derp-tastic government, who seem to be working overtime to drive us as far into libertarian fantasy land as possible before they get themselves kicked out of office in (hopefully) 2014. It's like a self-fulfilling prophecy in action.
 
2013-07-03 06:15:19 PM
Have a bunch of munchkins dance around in breakdown lane?
 
2013-07-03 06:15:58 PM
sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk
 
2013-07-03 06:16:30 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: 100 gallons of black paint


*cough cough*

you mean 101 gallons of black paint.
 
2013-07-03 06:21:34 PM

serial arseonist: Seen nearby...

[0.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com image 400x533]


I wonder how fat and mustardy that mustard-farker is now...
 
2013-07-03 06:22:55 PM
Just a thought...

www.obviouslycreative.co.uk
 
2013-07-03 06:25:51 PM
www.karchercommercial.com

Except with orange vests, three extra guys standing around and plenty of overtime.
 
2013-07-03 06:25:57 PM

Chakat: Just leave it be. I remember there was a paint truck spill on the 405 about 10 years ago that left a big white spot over a few lanes, and they just let it fade away. It doesn't seem to be all that hazardous looking.


This.  Not worth spending what it would take to clean up.
 
2013-07-03 06:28:34 PM

dletter: Donnchadha: PainInTheASP: What you're going to need is some nail polish and a shiatload of cotton balls, along with at least one box of wine.

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x313]

Somebody's gonna have to go back and get a shiatload of cotton balls!

The clip from that does make me wonder.... did people ever set up "unofficial toll booths" before cars?   Seems like if someone had a large plot of land somewhere way back then and it was between some natural boundaries that were hard to navigate around, or had a strip of land and put a fence up along it (so, you'd have to go miles out of your way in either direction to get around it), some unscrupulous person might have put up a rudimentary "toll booth" to make people pay for direct passage.



The Middle Ages called, they want their ideas back.

Tolls for bridges, tribute to get through mountain passes, etc. found all over the place in antiquity.  The term "Robber Baron" comes from that era.
 
2013-07-03 06:28:47 PM
Pfffft!

Just declare that section of highway open season for graffiti artists.

cdnimg.visualizeus.com
 
2013-07-03 06:36:08 PM
Paint the rest of the highway the same and rename it 'Oz Way'.
 
2013-07-03 06:38:07 PM
static.ddmcdn.com
image.made-in-china.com

Then black paint and tar it.
 
2013-07-03 06:39:59 PM
www.planettribes.com
 
2013-07-03 06:40:30 PM
If the road surface is hot enough during the summertime, what about blasting the paint with something frozen, like liquid nitrogen?
The paint would shatter under the thermal coefficient of expansion, no?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-07-03 06:43:01 PM
If the road surface is hot enough during the summertime, what about blasting the paint with something frozen, like liquid nitrogen? The paint would shatter under the thermal coefficient of expansion, no?

About 10 years ago MassHighway applied thermoplastic lane markings and destroyed the pavement underneath due to overheating or differential heating.
 
2013-07-03 06:46:23 PM
Squeegees, show shovels, 3 - 55 gal drums, lots of paint  thinner, scrub brushes and a bunch of of DOT overtime.
 
2013-07-03 06:53:37 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: 100 gallons of black paint


 Beat me to it.
 
2013-07-03 06:54:15 PM
Yeah, I think all the suggestions to leave it as is and draw some ridiculous Oz connection are the best bet. Put up an Emerald City mockup at one end, a Munchkin village at the other, and add a few Dorothy & crew standees along the route. Bingo, instant lame ass tourist attraction. (It'll be a brain-stabbing eyesore, but I'm cool with it since I doubt I'll ever have any reason to drive out that way.)

Either that, or invite Elton John to come sing "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" while the Mythbusters attempt every half-baked paint removal scheme they can think of until the entire stretch of road is blasted to powder. That would be awesome.
 
2013-07-03 06:59:06 PM
dletter:
... some unscrupulous person might have put up a rudimentary "toll booth" to make people pay for direct passage.

Ever driven in Mexico?
 
2013-07-03 07:01:38 PM

EdgeRunner: Yeah, I think all the suggestions to leave it as is and draw some ridiculous Oz connection are the best bet. Put up an Emerald City mockup at one end, a Munchkin village at the other, and add a few Dorothy & crew standees along the route. Bingo, instant lame ass tourist attraction. (It'll be a brain-stabbing eyesore, but I'm cool with it since I doubt I'll ever have any reason to drive out that way.)

Either that, or invite Elton John to come sing "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" while the Mythbusters attempt every half-baked paint removal scheme they can think of until the entire stretch of road is blasted to powder. That would be awesome.


Pretty much the best option.


Fine the person who did it, clean up the worst places, and ignore anywhere that isn't worse than the photos in the link.
 
2013-07-03 07:42:28 PM
Just ignore it and it will go away on it's own.

Has that place no real problems to worry about?
 
2013-07-03 07:43:03 PM
About 500 gallons of paint thinner.

Or about 1000 gallons of the "green" paint thinner my housemate makes me use.
 
2013-07-03 07:45:35 PM
s8.postimg.org

Just SCRAPE it off with this handy-dandy gadget.
 
2013-07-03 07:50:11 PM

FrancoFile: dletter: Donnchadha: PainInTheASP: What you're going to need is some nail polish and a shiatload of cotton balls, along with at least one box of wine.

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x313]

Somebody's gonna have to go back and get a shiatload of cotton balls!

The clip from that does make me wonder.... did people ever set up "unofficial toll booths" before cars?   Seems like if someone had a large plot of land somewhere way back then and it was between some natural boundaries that were hard to navigate around, or had a strip of land and put a fence up along it (so, you'd have to go miles out of your way in either direction to get around it), some unscrupulous person might have put up a rudimentary "toll booth" to make people pay for direct passage.


The Middle Ages called, they want their ideas back.

Tolls for bridges, tribute to get through mountain passes, etc. found all over the place in antiquity.  The term "Robber Baron" comes from that era.


The Greeks called and want you to pay to cross the river Styx
 
2013-07-03 07:51:00 PM

Diagonal: Pfffft!

Just declare that section of highway open season for graffiti artists.

[cdnimg.visualizeus.com image 500x333]


Before it was torn down, an abandoned freeway bridge in Fresno was painted "HELP OTHERS," each word taking up all three lanes of the roadway and easily visible on Google Maps. Now only "HE OT" is left, I don't know when they'll demolish the last half.
 
2013-07-03 07:59:02 PM

p0nk: dletter:
... some unscrupulous person might have put up a rudimentary "toll booth" to make people pay for direct passage.

Ever driven in Mexico?


That money goes to Caritas. Supposedly.
 
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