Orange Barrel Art Squashes Summer Road Work Tension

Squash summer road work with art.

Is summer road work giving drivers in your town the blues? Turn those orange barrels into smile makers with this creative idea from one Wisconsin city.

STEVENS POINT, WISC. – For those cities that are full of messages from residents complaining about road work, one Wisconsin town that is notorious for train delays offers an idea to ease drivers’ frustrations when saddled with summer construction slow downs.

The Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and CREATE Portage County created the Orange Barrel Art Tour and have brought it back for summer 2017 road work.

Sculptures using retired orange barrels, provided through a partnership with a local rental company, will be displayed in Stevens Point through August.

Read the original story on the Stevens Point Journal website.

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Andrea Fox

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Andrea Fox is Editor of EfficientGov.com and Senior Editor at Praetorian Digital. She is based in Massachusetts.