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Driving You Crazy: Graffiti on Highway Signs

LAS VEGAS - Drivers are upset about graffiti along U.S. 95. The graffiti appeared on highway signs for the Lake Mead Boulevard and Rainbow Boulevard exits.

The Nevada Department of Transportation says crews will have the signs cleaned by Christmas. The work was scheduled for late November, but rain postponed it.

NDOT is also considering installing barriers with the hope of preventing graffiti in the future. Some signs in Los Angeles are surrounded by barbed wire, but that is not allowed in Nevada.

In 2011, Traffic8 reported on technology to fight graffiti: high delineated signs. The signs are reflective, so they don't need lights. That eliminates the need for the cat walk in front of the sign that taggers use to spray graffiti on road signs.

NDOT officials say the high delineated signs are used sporadically, because they are expensive. NDOT will more likely use graffiti guards, which serve as barriers that are designed to prevent people from grabbing on to structures.

As always, if you see graffiti, report it at 702-385-6500.

What's driving you crazy? E-mail your traffic questions and complaints to Brian Loftus.