Saturday, November 12, 2011


Naugatuck, Connecticut

I've always been interested in official non-graffiti. Here the avant-garde (those who precede the asphalt truck) have marked out the really deep fissures in the pavement for filling in, ignoring lesser, though long, cracks. Thus the American infrastructure deteriorates inexorably, one little hardly significant bit at a time. The town crew tagger has kind of a nice hand, though.


Rich Gift Of Lins said...

It makes me wonder why they select some cracks and not others and whether the repairers actually manage to stick just to the marked out areas. It makes me think about the cost effectiveness of the exercise.

Carl Weese said...

Colin, like so much of what is done here, the patching is cost effective in the very short term, since it costs much less than full re-paving. Whether the cost effectiveness stretches into the longer term seems like a very good question.