City to close College Avenue, take second stab at covering prank

It’s the prank that keeps on pranking.

City crews continue with their repeated attempts to remove a makeshift crosswalk painted across College Avenue earlier this month. The city will try to cover the graffiti further beginning tomorrow, Friday, March 1, at 8 a.m. College Avenue between Fourth and Sixth Street will be closed for the project.

This is not the first time the city has closed down the street in an attempt to remove the paint. City maintenance crews first tried to power wash the writing away, but to no avail. Last Friday the city closed down the street to apply an asphalt emulsion—a thin, black asphalt coating painted on the street with rollers in a process similar to painting a wall. The street will be closed this time for another coat of the asphalt emulsion. City administrators expect the street closure to last through 4 p.m. to allow for the emulsion to properly dry.




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